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Young people offered prizes to share overseas exchange experiences

2012/07/05 17:16:59

Taipei, July 5 (CNA) The government is offering prizes to young people who share pictures of their overseas exchange experiences in order to promote more international exchange activities, said the National Youth Commission Thursday.

Young people are encouraged to share up to three photos from international exchanges such as volunteer programs, internships, working holidays or participation in competitions, according to the commission.

A short description of 140 words should be attached to the pictures, the commission added.

Not only will this campaign promote international exchanges, but it will also allow countries around the world to learn more about the many aspects of Taiwan, the commission said.

A total of 43 prizes are up for grabs, with the winners being chosen by lucky dip. The prizes include cameras, luggage locks, suitcases, clothing and cellphone straps.

All entries must be submitted before Aug. 31 and should be posted online via the iYouth (Youth International Exchange Information) website.

(By Hsu Chih-wei and I-Ling Chen)