Prize-giving ceremony for “Vietnam Today” photo competition held

Published:  00:00 Saturday - April 09, 2011

 Prize-giving ceremony for “Vietnam Today” photo competition held

A prize-giving ceremony for the third “Vietnam Today” photo competition themed “Dynamic and friendly Vietnam” was held at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on April 8.

Sixteen prizes, including 2 first, 2 second, 2 third and 10 consolation, were awarded to the best photos and photo-essays.

An 8-image photo-essay about Professor Ngo Bao Chau winning the Fields Medal in 2010 was awarded the first prize. It was taken by photographer Nguyen A-Hoai Linh in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meanwhile, a set of photos, dynamic images depicting Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung engaged in political, social and diplomatic activities in domestic and foreign countries, won the second prize. They were taken by photographer Duc Tam, who works for Vietnam News Agency in Hanoi.

For individual photos, Nguyen Van Xuan from the central province of Quang Ngai was awarded the first prize for his image of the Dung Quat Oil Refinery. The second and third prizes were awarded to “Royal Palace at Night” by Truong Vung (in Thua Thien-Hue province) and “Charming” by Vu Dung (Hai Phong City).

The competition was launched by The gioi Anh (World Photo) magazine in June, 2010. The organising board received 5,988 photos and essays by 456 photographers across the country.

All entrees recorded impressive photos of Vietnam’s beautiful landscapes, and dynamic, self-confident and friendly people in the process of global integration. They also showed achievements of the renewal process in the fields of politics, economics, culture and society as well as activities of key economic corporations and outstanding business’ contributions to the nation’s development.

The best photos will be displayed at the Temple of Literature until April 10.

Source: VOV
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