Taipei, Aug. 19 (CNA) Nearly 1,500 local primary school students have submitted their artwork to a drawing competition held by the Trade Office of Swiss Industries (TOSI) in Taipei, the office said recently, adding that it expected more participants before the contest closing date on Aug. 31.
"The launch of the 2012 Primary Students' Drawing Competition 'How I see Switzerland' has received a resounding response," said TOSI Director Jost Feer.
The contest marked the first time that the Swiss office had held this kind of activity, the director said, adding that all the entries they have received are very creative and surprising.
The activity serves as a way to promote the European country and its tourism, and different competitions will be held each year for the cause, according to the office.
This year, the competition is open to primary school students, born between 2000 and 2005, and residing in Taiwan. Interested participants can choose any Swiss scenery, landmarks, people or customs as their topics.
Various photos can be viewed for reference at http://www.swiss-image.ch or http://www.swissworld.org.
All eligible drawings that entered the competition will be uploaded on the office's official website on Oct. 15, with winners announced on Dec. 1, the office said.
Details about the competition are available at www.swiss.org.tw.
(By James Lee)