|'Buổi Sáng Của Đàn Cò' (Morning of the Storks) by photographer Nguyễn Quốc Huy won the top prize in the photo contest on Vietnamese wetlands.|
HÀ NỘI Surpassing over 1,200 entries, Buổi Sáng Của Đàn Cò (Morning of the Storks) by photographer Nguyễn Quốc Huy from the central province of Bình Thuận has won a photo contest on Vietnamese wetlands.
The contest, which highlights the importance of conserving and sustainably using Vietnamese wetlands, was held from December 21, 2021 to May 31 by the Centre for Environment and Resources Communication under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Việt Nam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA).
The contest aims to create an opportunity for all Vietnamese people of all ages, especially young people, to show off their talents and gain more knowledge and useful information about the country’s wetlands
According to Vũ Minh Lý, vice director of the centre, the submitted works have a high artistic and aesthetic quality, deeply reflecting the natural ecosystems, the current situation of wetlands, values of biodiversity, rare and precious flora and fauna of the wetlands as well as the livelihood of the communities in the area.
After two rounds, the Jury Council selected 24 best works, among which, Morning of the Storks by Huy won the most votes to win first prize in the photo contest.
|Biển Sớm (Sea at Dawn) by photographer Nguyễn Phục Anh.|
Three second prizes were awarded to Nguyễn Phục Anh from the northern province of Thái Bình with the work Biển Sớm (Sea at Dawn), Tôn Thất Tuấn Ninh from the central province of Đắk Lắk with Rừng Chết (Dead Forest), and Vũ Đức Phương from the northern province of Ninh Bình with Về Miền Cổ Tích (On the Fairyland).
In addition, the organisers decided to award five third prizes and 15 consolation prizes for works that have also deeply, comprehensively and truthfully reflected the natural ecosystems and the conditions of wetlands like Cạn Kiệt (Depletion), Rác Thải -- Mối Nguy Hại Đối Với Môi Trường Biển (Waste -- A Danger to the Marine Environment), or Hãy Chung Tay Bảo Vệ Các Loài Chim Yêu Quý (Let's Join Hands to Protect Our Beloved Birds).
The winning works can be seen on the website nhiepanhdoisong.vn. VNS