|A shot from the photo essay by Lưu Trọng Đạt, a Vietnam News Agency resident photographer, that won a special prize. VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đạt|
HÀ NỘI — A series of photographs taken by Lưu Trọng Đạt, a resident photographer with the Vietnam News Agency, showed Hòa Bình Lake drying up in response to the detrimental consequences of climate change and human impacts on the upstream Đà River, won a special prize at the "Press Moment" awards.
The award ceremony was held on Thursday in Hà Nội by the Nhà Báo & Công Luận (Journalists & Public Opinions) newspaper and the Việt Nam Journalists Association as part of the 2022 Press Gala.
Lê Quốc Minh, chairman of the Việt Nam Journalists Association and editor-in-chief of Nhân Dân (People) newspaper, said at the ceremony that Việt Nam had passed the year 2022 with countless challenges, particularly in light of the world's many conflicts and instability, to achieve breakthroughs in many fields.
Minh appreciated the Organising Board's efforts in maintaining competition for photojournalists to demonstrate their professional skills and encouraging fresh perspectives on photojournalism and hopes that the organisers will promote these ideals in the future.
|Delegates tour a display of the top 50 photos from the Press Moment" awards. VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết|
The Organising Committee has chosen the 50 finest press images from the many entries this year.
Prize A was given to Đinh Đức Long of Dân Trí Newspaper for his photo essay "Stay up all night in the last 'fort' to stop COVID-19 in Hồ Chí Minh City."
The Organising Board also awarded two B prizes and three C prizes, and recognised the top 10 "Press Moments" of the winning authors.
Bùi Cương Quyết, another Vietnam News Agency photographer, received a C prize for his piece "Let's Fly Việt Nam".
Participants in the "Press Moment" award presented and reflected different slices of the country's political, societal, and cultural affairs, according to the organisers.
Numerous photographs capture the full scope of the fight against COVID-19, from the intense energy to the simple humanity of the pandemic.
According to the organisers, there are many press photos on environmental conservation, combatting climate change, protecting wildlife, and showcasing the beauty of the country's people and nature. VNS