Photo of Saigon River by night wins at tourism photo contest

By VNA   August 25, 2023 | 06:32 pm PT
Photo of Saigon River by night wins at tourism photo contest
"Saigon River by night," a photo by Nguyen Dang Viet Cuong that captures a tourist boat cruising along the Saigon River at night in downtown HCMC.
A photo featuring the Saigon River at night won first prize of the Amazing Vietnam online photo contest hosted by Du Lich (Tourism) Magazine and the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism.

The winning works were selected from 13,279 entries by 1,032 photographers across the country.

The first-prize photo by Ho Chi Minh City-based Nguyen Dang Viet Cuong met all the demands of the jury in terms of art and message, said Nguyen Duc Xuyen, deputy head of the organizing board. Developing night tourism and waterway tourism are the guidelines of the authority.

Two second prizes were given to Dang Thi Phuong Lan from the northern province of Yen Bai and Vu Van Lam from the northern port city of Hai Phong.

Three third prizes and five encouragements were also given.

The jury also gave prizes for the photo that received the most like and love icons, which was titled "Mong Ngua Terraced Rice Field in Water Pouring Season" by Duong Hoai An, and the photo that was shared the most titled "Foggy Ta Pa" by Nguyen Dong Xuan.

Xuyen said when the contest was launched on Dec. 21, 2022, over 1,000 photographers throughout the country sent more than 13,200 entries to the contest.

Nguyen Trung Khanh, director of VNAT, said the jury highly appreciated the quality and topics of the entries.

The photographers have shown tourism topics from new, creative and artful angles, he said, adding that these photos will be used to promote Vietnam’s tourism.

In addition to the winning works, the jury selected 175 outstanding photos for an exhibition held at the Vietnam Cultural and Art Centre on Hoa Lu Street in Hanoi.

According to the jury, the photos reflect the beauty of the landscapes, life and people of Vietnam. Many photos feature tourists exploring and experiencing tourism products, joining local life at destinations all over the country.

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