During the event, 24 prizes, including one A, four B, nine C, were awarded in five categories of print media, online newspaper, radio broadcast, television programme, and photo reportage. The only A prize was presented to a group of journalists from the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) for their radio programme on poverty reduction policies.
The awards received 300 entries from January 1 to September 10, 84 of which went to the final round.
In his remarks at the ceremony, Deputy PM Hue said the competition raised awareness among people and local authorities of the need to implement and enforce the government’s poverty reduction policies and programmes and motivated the poor to help themselves.
He asked journalists and media agencies to continue participating in the competition in 2018 and the following years, contributing to the national effort to achieve sustainable poverty reduction goals set by the State and Party.
The Deputy PM also took the occasion to launch the 2018 awards.