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Update: November, 24/2012 - 08:44


Birds-eye view: Khoanh Khac Ha Long (A Moment in Ha Long) by photographer Nguyen Phung Chi from Bac Ninh won first prize in the Single Photo category.
HCM CITY (VNS) — The winners of the Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards were announced at a ceremony on Thursday in HCM City.

The first prize for the Single Photo category was granted to the photo Khoanh Khac Ha Long (A Moment in Ha Long) by Nguyen Phung Chi from Bac Ninh.

The Mua Tren Pho Co (Rain over the Ancient Town) by Tran Thi Tuyet Mai won the second prize, while Nang Som Cua O (Early Morning Sunshine at the Old Quarter's Gate) by Ngo Du and Vao Vu Moi (New Crop) by Vu Chien shared the third prize.

In the Photo Essay category, Tay Nguyen Mau Xam (Dim Central Highlands) by Ha Noi-based photographer Na Son bagged the first prize.

Le Hoi Vat Cau Bun (Mud-Ball Fighting Festival) by Pham Van Lu won the second prize.

A photo by Huynh Van Nam depicting the Cham Bani ethnic group's customs related to praying respect to their dead relatives by praying and cleaning their graves during the traditional Ramuwan festival, received the third prize.

A photo by Lai Dien Dam presenting the mien (glass noodle) making tradition of Ha Noi's suburban village of Cu Da was also given the third prize.

An exhibition showcasing more than 100 selected photos from the competition is open to the public at the HCM City Museum, 65 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1 until November 30.

Hosted by the Viet Nam Cultural Heritage Association in collaboration with Viet Nam Heritage magazine, the contest was launched in June and attracted nearly 3,000 photos by photographers from across the country.

The contest is part of many events celebrating Vietnamese Heritage Day on November 23. — VNS

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