Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — More than 100 of the best entries to the Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards will be displayed at many venues around HCM City and provinces until June next year.
The annual contest launched in August by the Vietnam Heritage magazine, under the Cultural Heritage Association of Việt Nam. The competition was open for Vietnamese and foreigners with the aim of promoting the intangible and tangible heritages of the country.
This year, the organiser received 4,573 works sent by 526 photographers nationwide capturing lively moments in nature, beautiful landscapes, cultures, traditional costumes and the daily lives of local people.
A photo collection depicting the maturity ritual of the Dao ethnic people by Nguyễn Mạnh Cường won top prize. In the Single Photo category, an entry depicting the traditional production of bánh hỏi (tightly-wrapped rolls of rice vermicelli, popular in the south) taken by Nguyễn Cảnh Hùng was announced as the winner.
The award ceremony took place in Hà Nội as part of activities to celebrate Việt Nam Heritage Day on November 23.
Photographer Hoàng Trung Thủy, head of the jury, said the photos reflect beautiful landscapes of the country, diversified cultural activities of various ethnic groups and people’s daily lives.
“We acknowledge that the contest has improved in both quality and quantity of the entries,” he said.
“The photographers attempt to find new expressions and select carefully the angles to capture the photos. Many young photographers show their talent and professionalism helping increase the quality of the contest.”
As usual, after the award ceremony in Hà Nội, an exhibition of the best photos will be organised nationwide. Accordingly, the exhibition will be held at the Hồ Chí Minh Museum, 1 Nguyễn Tất Thành Street from today to December 10; Áo Dài Museum, 77 Nguyễn Huệ Street, HCM City during December; and the HCM City National University, Thủ Đức District, from December 29 to January 19.
The other venues will be updated on the website vietnamheritage.com.vn. — VNS