Young talent taking over

Hung-Vy Nguyen. (Supplied)

Tara Murray

Hung-Vy Nguyen has a pretty special relationship with his father.

So when the 16-year-old had the chance to put it into words for a writing piece for school he took the opportunity.

“When my teacher was talking about writing a personal story a lot of people chose to write about their passion, i just wanted to be a bit different,” he said.

“I’ve always thought my relationship with my dad was special and I wanted to share it. I wanted to put it into words, so I wrote the story.”

Nguyen’s teacher decided to enter some of the best works in the ABC Takeover Melbourne competition.

The competition for young writers to submit stories which are turned into audio or visual pieces, produced by the winners and ABC producers.

Nguyen, who lives in Kealba, was shocked when he heard that he had been named one of the winners of the competition.

“They reached out to me and it was pretty scary when I found out, but I’m glad I did it,” he said.

“It’s a bit scary to have persona;l story like that out there, i think it’s nice to be able to share.”

Nguyen said his dad was pretty happy about it once he found out about the assignment and it winning a prize.