The second prize went to Hieu Minh Vu from Dong Thap province, and three third and nine consolation prizes were also presented at the event.
The ceremony was attended by Thuan Huu, Party Central Committee (PCC) member, Editor-in-chief of Nhan Dan newspaper and Chairman of Vietnam Journalists’ Association; Le Quoc Khanh and Dinh Nhu Hoan, Deputy Editor-in-Chiefs of Nhan Dan Newspaper; and representatives from the PCC Commission for Communication and Education.
Addressing the event, Deputy Editor-in-Chief Dinh Nhu Hoan, who is also Director of Nhan Dan Television - the contest’s organiser, said that the first-ever contest received an enthusiastic response from photographers and photography lovers.
One year after being launched, nearly 9,000 entries were submitted to the organising board, focussing on 14 topics praising the land and people of Vietnam as well as pressing issues of the country, such as environmental protection, urban architecture, traditional costumes of Vietnamese ethnic groups, education, children and workers’ lives.
According to the jury, the ultimate goal of the contest was to inspire patriotism and national pride among photographers and viewers while helping them to learn more about traditional culture and the customs of their country.
At the ceremony, the organising board also presented VND 5 million to an eight-year-old girl with disabilities, Hoang Thuong from Ho Chi Minh City, who was the main subject of a photo collection submitted to the contest. Nhan Dan Newspaper editorial board will also sponsor her with VND 3 million each month until she turns 18.
Nhan Dan Newspaper Editor-in-chief Thuan Huu (C) honours the first and second prize winners at the award ceremony
Organising board presents gift to Hoang Thuong from Ho Chi Minh City, who was the main subject of a photo collection submitted to the contest.