|The winning photo, showing the custom of receiving guests on the first day of Lunar New Year, taken by Lê Bích.|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A photo taken by Lê Bích won the top prize at a contest honouring the elegance and civilised lifestyle of Hanoians.
The photo portrays the Vietnamese tradition of receiving guests on the first day of the Lunar New Year.
After five months, the photo contest wrapped up yesterday in Hà Nội.
The contest was organised by Hà Nội Mới newspaper and the city Department of Culture and Sports. The organisers received 1,000 photos sent by 150 photographers nationwide. Beside popular names such as Lê Bích and Nguyễn Xuân Chính, the contest drew the participation of many amateur photographers, the youngest of whom was just 14 years old.
Bùi Thị Thu Hiền, vice director of the department, appreciated the quality of entries.
“The photos depict the fine culture of Hanoians as well as some bad behaviours that need to change," Hiền said.
The exhibition of 50 excellent photos will take place during the weekend in the pedestrian zone by Hoàn Kiếm Lake. — VNS