The contest is intended to spread the love, feelings and memories of Hanoi of the people whose lives are connected with the capital city, according its organisers.
Since its launch four months ago, the newspaper has received 700 emails and published 108 works on the Hanoi section of its online version.
The oldest writer is Nguyen Thi Tram, 71, who is currently living in Germany, while the majority of young writers are students who are living and studying in the capital city.
According to poet Tran Dang Khoa, head of the jury panel, the writings reflect a multicoloured picture of today’s Hanoi, where readers can see various scenes from a corner of the Old Quarter to the leaves and trees by the Sword Lake as well as the people of Hanoi, such as cyclo riders and street flower vendors.
At the ceremony, the organisers presented the awards to the ten writers with the best works, including one first prize, two second prizes, three third prizes and five consolation prizes.
The winner is Nguyen Van Cong with his writings about flower vendors on the streets of Hanoi.
Dan Viet’s Editor-in-chief Luu Quang Dinh said from the success of the “Memories of Hanoi” writing contest in 2022, the organisers will consider organising a second edition in 2023 in the spirit of spreading the love for Hanoi.