HA NOI (VNS)— Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Vu Phuoc has claimed the Golden Prize at the annual international photo contest Peace Is Children's Right with his colour photo titled Tuoi Tho Thanh Binh (Peaceful Childhood).
In the black-and-white photo category, the Bong Bong Cua Toi (My Balloon) by another Vietnamese photographer, Vo Anh Kiet, also grabbed the Golden Prize. The photo depicting the joy of three Mong ethnic children playing with balloons on a foggy day in Moc Chau Plateau, had previously claimed second place at the 2012 National Geographic Traveler photo contest.
Organised by the World Without Wars and Violence, a UN international organisation that promotes peace and non-violence, the contest this year attracted submissions from more than 310 amateur and professional photographers from around the world. — VNS