Awarding ceremony for the photo contest on country’s borderline

Wednesday, 07/12/2022 11:10
The awarding ceremony the contest entitled “Proud of the frontier strip” took place in Hanoi December 5.

General Phan Van Giang, Head of the Party Central Committee Commission of Popularization and Education Nguyen Trong Nghia warded First Prize to author Nguyen Van Hoang. (Photo: Phuong Hoa/VNA) 

The biennial event is jointly held by the Party Central Committee (PPC)’s Commission for Communications and Education; PCC’s Commission for External Relations; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism; General Political Department of the People's Army of Vietnam; and the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists, reported NDO.

Nguyen Van Hoang wins the gold prize for his photo collection capturing the Vietnam – Cambodia Border Defence Friendship Exchange (Photo: VNA)

The best entries of the photo contest were honoured at a ceremony held in Hanoi. The contest received nearly 10,000 entries, including 5,765 single photos and 503 photo collections, by around 1,000 contestants across the country.

The submissions vividly reflect the beauty of the country, as well as the culture, scenery and people in the border areas. The photos also honour those who have contributed to protecting the border areas.

Visitors to the exhibition (Source: VNA) 

Addressing the ceremony, Minister of Defence, General Phan Van Giang hailed that the encouraging results of the contest not only show the people’s attention to border and sovereignty, but also recognise the efforts of functional forces working in border demarcation and marker planting.

Two gold prizes were awarded to a photo collection on the Vietnam – Cambodia Border Defence Friendship Exchange by Nguyen Van Hoang, and a picture on the water festival of Khmer ethnic people in the Southern region by Nguyen Hoang Nam.

A total of four silver, six bronze, and 10 consolation prizes were also presented at the ceremony.

An exhibition opened on the occasion to display the 188 most outstanding entries of the contest./.