Vietnamese children playing on a sand dune are featured in the photo, Một Trò Chơi Đơn Giản Của Trẻ Nhỏ Khắp Thế Giới (A Simple Game Played by Children all over the World), by Vietnamese photographer Trần Tuấn Việt. The picture won the World’s Best Photo of Fun contest, #Fun2020, launched by the photo app Agora. - Photo courtesy of the organiser
HCM CITY — A photo featuring Vietnamese children has been crowned the overall winner of the World’s Best Photo of Fun contest, #Fun2020, launched by the photo app Agora.
The photo, Một Trò Chơi Đơn Giản Của Trẻ Nhỏ Khắp Thế Giới (A Simple Game Played by Children all over the World), was captured by Trần Tuấn Việt.
It portrays a group of children laughing as they play with old motorcycle tyres on a sand dune in the coastal fishing town of Mũi Né, a famous travel destination in Việt Nam.
The image earned the most votes on the Agora app with the “Hero” title and a US$1,000 prize.
It was one of the event’s 50 finalists selected by the organiser.
“Many local children come to the dunes in Mũi Né to play and work with their parents. They offer sand slides for hire and sell squeezed coconuts to visitors,” said winner Việt.
“Children here are poor. They are not familiar with modern life like urban children. They work hard and they’re always happy. Their joy comes from simple games.”
He plans to donate his prize money to support the Vietnamese Covid-19 fighting efforts.
The World’s Best Photo of Fun contest, #Fun2020, was launched by the photo app Agora on March 6. It attracted more than 9,000 pictures of different topics and types of photography.
Most of the works were about the natural world and people in daily life. Happiness and smiles were highlighted.
“You can see different cultures and lifestyles through our contest, #Fun2020,” said Octavi Royo, founder of the app Agora. — VNS