Winners of 2019 Youth Photography Festival honoured

Friday, 2019-10-18 16:21:12
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Gold medallist Phan Thi Khanh from Ho Chi Minh City stands next to her photo collection entitled ‘Landmark 81 – Khat Vong Vuon Cao’ (Landmark81 – Aspiration to Rise Higher). (Photo: cand.com.vn)
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NDO – An award ceremony and exhibition of the best entries of the 2019 Youth Photography Festival was held in Hanoi on October 17.

The biennial festival is hosted by the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibitions under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for Vietnamese photographers who are aged between 18 and 35 years old, living both in and outside the country.

It aims to encourage the creativity of young Vietnamese photographers nationwide while providing them with an opportunity to show their talent and gain experience from each other.

Launched in March under the theme of ‘Vietnam Today’, this year’s event received nearly 2,070 entries by 298 photographers in two categories, reality and experiment.

The organising board selected 197 outstanding entries to display at the exhibition, with 21 of them being awarded, including two gold, four silver and six bronze medals along with nine consolation prizes.

Accordingly, Phan Thi Khanh from Ho Chi Minh City won the gold medal in the reality category for her photo collection entitled ‘Landmark 81 – Khat Vong Vuon Cao’ (Landmark81 – Aspiration to Rise Higher).

Meanwhile, the gold medal in the experiment category went to the photo collection ‘Khi Giot Nuoc Mat Rung Can Kho’ (When tears of the forest dry out) by Tran Bao Hoa from Binh Dinh Province.