The annual contest launched in August by the Vietnam Heritage magazine, under the Cultural Heritage Association of Vietnam. 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 Nguyen Manh Cuong won top prize. In the Single Photo category, an entry depicting the traditional production of banh hoi (tightly-wrapped rolls of rice vermicelli, popular in the south) taken by Nguyen Canh Hung was announced as the winner.
The award ceremony took place in Hanoi as part of activities to celebrate Vietnam Heritage Day on November 23.
Photographer Hoang Trung Thuy, 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 Hanoi, an exhibition of the best photos will be organised nationwide. Accordingly, the exhibition will be held at the Ho Chi Minh Museum, 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh street until December 10; Ao Dai Museum, 77 Nguyen Hue street, HCM City during December; and the HCM City National University, Thu Duc district, from December 29 to January 19, 2019.
The other venues will be updated on the website vietnamheritage.com.vn.