Children’s Moon Festival 2014

Saturday, September 13
10am – 12 noon
Nguoi Viet Community Hall
14771 Moran St, WestminsterON-LINE REGISTRATION for the art contest ended, but you can still register in-person on the day of the event – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, BEFORE 10AM!AWARDS CEREMONY
Sunday, September 14
1 – 3pm – activities for the entire family
3 – 4:30pm – awards & performances
South Coast Plaza, Carousel Court
3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa

ART EXHIBITION (All artwork from the contest will be exhibited)
Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21
10am – 4pm – exhibition & cultural performances
(free admission to all museum exhibits)
Bowers Museum
2002 N Main Street, Santa Ana

The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (Tết Trung Thu) is an annual traditional event that celebrates the lunar harvest. To celebrate this holiday, VAALA and Nguoi Viet Daily News host the Children’s Moon Festival every year, a free series of events spanning two weekends for families to celebrate cultural traditions together while fostering creativity in the younger generations. The Children’s Moon Festival comprises of three events: an Art Contest, an Awards Ceremony, and an Art Exhibition.  ALL THE EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

As the main event of the Festival, the Art Contest encourages youth to explore their creativity in a socially stimulating environment. Each year, approximately three hundred children ages 5 to 15 participate in the 2-hour pre-registered art contest. Their artwork is judged by a panel that includes professional artists, educators, and community leaders.

Our partnership with Festival of Children Foundation (FOCF) continues this year at South Coast Plaza in Coast Mesa, where the Children’s Moon Festival Awards Ceremony will be held. Every September, FOCF hosts a month-long event at South Coast Plaza geared towards children and families, and as part of this programming, the Awards Ceremony brings the rich traditions of the Moon Festival to the diverse community.  Drawing over 800 audience members in previous years, the Awards Ceremony includes youth-led music, singing, and dance performances, art-and-crafts for children, as well as a Fall fashion show.

This year, we are honored to partner with the Bower’s Museum in Santa Ana, where an Art Exhibition of all the children’s artworks will take place. This event is one of the many cultural programs that will take place at the museum that weekend in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. The celebration is expected to draw many people from diverse communities.

Your sponsorship of the Children’s Moon Festival will help foster youthful creativity and bring this special and festive holiday to the communities of Orange County. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please download the SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE by clicking here >>

If you have any questions, please email


Art Contest Judges

  • Stephen Anderson
  • Michael Matsuda
  • Trinh Ponce
  • Anh Tran
  • Tammy Tran

Award Ceremony Emcees

  • Myca Tran
  • Lam Tran


  • Trinh Mai
  • Yvonne Tran


  • Myha Ngo
  • Hiep Cao Nguyen
  • Thuy Van Nguyen
  • Mai Tran
  • Vincent Tran
  • Yvonne Trinh
  • Jackie Wu

And all the many lovely volunteers!


5-7 years old
1st: Rachel Tran
2nd: Hoa Ngo
3rd: Allison Uong
HM: Therese Tran8-10 years old
1st: Mia Rinaldi
2nd: Anna Nguyen
3rd: Grettee Pham
HM: Kenton Le

11-12 years old

1st: Tuong Vi Bui
2nd: Austin Nguyen
3rd: John Yu
HM: Kristine Luu13-15 years old
1st: Brandon Lam
2nd: Tanya Tran
3rd: Khoa Huynh
Honorable Mention: Vian Nguyen


Premiere ($5000)

Silver ($1000)

Bronze ($500)

Cash Donor

  • Vina Realty ($200)



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