Launch of Crystal Growing Competition Vietnam 2019


(CGC-VN 2019)



2019 is a year making a new is a year marking a new milestone of the Crystal Growing Competition Vietnam. As part of the MOMA Vietnam project (, this 6th competition will be organized by four Vietnamese partner universities: Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE), Da Nang University, Quy Nhon University (QNU), and Can Tho University (CTU).

The purpose of the competition is to stimulate the passion for science from teenagers through experiential – creative activities, while helping students practice teamwork skills.


Attendees: high school students, students from universities nationwide. Each team composes of maximum 04 students and 01 teacher as mentor (each teacher can take charge of several teams).

Participating products: can be one of two types (or both) of the following products:

SINGLE CRYSTAL: grown by the team. You can grow crystals of any salt, or combine salts to color the main crystal (see more scientific information on the website:

VIDEO CLIP: self-made by the team, related to the crystal growing process. For convenience, groups upload their own Video clips to Youtube and send the link to the Organizing Committee. You can choose any type of crystal and please let your creativity go beyond limits and integrate scientific information in your clip. See on the website: and for more information.

In order for the VIDEO CLIP to be submitted to the “International Crystal Growing Competition” (organized by the IUCr World Crystal Association), it must be in the correct format (.avi, .mov or. mpeg) and has a duration no more than 4 minutes; has English subtitles or voices; there must be photos with the names and ages of the team members, and information of the participating school at the end of the video.


This year, the CGC-VN is organized in four regions as follows:

Region Coordinator Important information
Northern Vietnam Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE)
Dr Nguyen Bich Ngan
Tel: 0835377769
Deadline for product submission:


SINGLE CRYSTAL submission:

Nguyễn Bích Ngân
Khoa Hoá học, Trường ĐH Sư phạm HN
Nhà A4 – 136, Xuân Thuỷ, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội

Link VIDEO CLIP submission:

North Central Vietnam Danang University (UD-Ued)
Msc. Ngô Thị Mỹ Bình
Tel: 0984556938
Registration for chemical demand before:


Deadline for chemical expediture:


Deadline for product submission:

From 1/11/2019 to 10/11/2019

SINGLE CRYSTAL submission:

Ngô Thị Mỹ Bình
Khoa Hóa học, ĐH Sư phạm, ĐH Đà Nẵng
459 Tôn Đức Thắng, Đà Nẵng

Link VIDEO CLIP submission:

South Central Vietnam Quy Nhon University(QNU)
Dr Trương Thị Cẩm Mai
Registration for chemical demand before:

Ngày 15/7/2019

Deadline for chemical expediture:

Ngày 15/9/2019

Deadline for product submission:

Ngày 12/11/2019

Address for SINGLE CRYSTAL submission:

Trương Thị Cẩm Mai
Khoa Hóa, Trường ĐH Quy Nhơn
170 An Dương Vương, Quy Nhơn, Bình Định

Email for link VIDEO CLIP submission:

Southern Vietnam Can Tho University (CTU)
Dr Lương Thị Kim Nga
Deadline for product submission:
16h30, 08/11/2019

Address for SINGLE CRYSTAL submission:

Trần Lê Kim Thụy
Văn Phòng Khoa Khoa học Tự nhiên, Trường Đại học Cần Thơ
Khu II Đường 3/2 Phường Xuân Khánh, Quận Ninh Kiều, TP Cần Thơ.

Email for VIDEO CLIP submission:

– For SINGLE CRYSTAL, each team select the best product to submit.

– Postage stamp serves as proof of posting for products sent by post

– VIDEO CLIP products will be evaluated and submitted to International Crystal Growing Competition of IUCr. See more detail at:


* SINGLE CRYSTAL: quality (transparency, sharpness of contour, smoothness of single crystal surface), weight
* VIDEO CLIP: video quality, creativity level, experience and crystals grown involved in the clip.


Prizes for SINGLE CRYSTAL (First, Second and Third) and Prizes for VIDEO CLIP (First, Second and Third).

Intended time for delivering results: End of 12/2019.