The Phan Chau Trinh Culture Foundation, run by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, instituted the awards in 2007. The awards honour national hero, poet and cultural expert Trinh, a native of central Quang Nam Province. Born in 1872, Trinh was a reformer who fought in the resistance movement against the French when he was very young. He devoted all of his life to the country's modernization.
Award of “For culture-education” by Nguyen Vinh Bao has contributed to collect and turn traditional music into the Southern Vietnam. Teacher Pham Toan is also honoured the award by some contributions of education reform in the country.
Researcher Pham Hoang Quan received award “Research” by some studying constructions about the east sea. The construction of Vietnam sovereignty in the East sea in many years is an important part to affirm Vietnam sovereignty of the sea and island.
Translator Nguyen Nghi was honoured award of the translation. Also, Pro.Keith Weller Taylor honoured the award “Vietnamese study” by his contributions of Vietnam’s history-culture to the world.