As many as 105 winning media works at the 12th National Press Awards 2017 will be honoured at a ceremony in Hà Nội on June 21, the Việt Nam Revolutionary Journalism Day.— Photo kinhtedothi.vn
HÀ NỘI — As many as 105 winning media works at the 12th National Press Awards 2017 will be honoured at a ceremony in Hà Nội on June 21, the Việt Nam Revolutionary Journalism Day.
It was announced at a press conference in Hà Nội yesterday that the winning works include eight A prizes, 25 B prizes, 43 C prizes and 29 consolation prizes.
According to Hồ Quang Lợi, Permanent Vice Chairman of the Việt Nam Journalism Association and Vice Chairman of the Council of the National Press Awards 2017, the council decided to raise the prize values from the 2017 season, with each A prize winner receiving up to VNĐ100 million (US$4,400).
The 12th National Press Awards attracted 1,753 entries from 155 press agencies and individuals across the country.
There was no big difference in the quality between works by central and local press agencies, Lợi said, noting that reportages and documentaries made by local reporters were highly appreciated.
Regarding the 2018 edition, Lợi underlined that a special prize will be chosen from A prizes and will be kept secret until the ceremony. A confidential group of critics will be established to give further evaluation of the works entering the final round.
After 12 years of organisation, the National Press Awards has attracted the proactive participation of press agencies and journalists nationwide. The event aims to honour authors and group authors with excellent media works. — VNS