Mr. Nguyen Ba Dam was born in 1922 in Moc village, Giap Nhat in Hanoi. He was a history teacher at Phan Dinh Phung high school. He is also known as a good friend of great painter Bui Xuan Phai.
The Work Prize went to the poetry collection “Ta con em” (I have you) by poet Phan Vu and the documentary movie of Hanoi, “Mon Hanoi” (My Hanoi) filmed by former French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean Noel Poirier.
The suggestion to preserve Vuon Chuoi’s archeological relics by Associate Professor Nguyen Van Huy and other scientists got the Idea Prize.
the Job Prize belonged to Phung Hung mural street featuring old Hanoi, and the handing over of two ancient anchors to Hanoi by Mr. Quach Van Dich.
Established in 2008 by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s Sports & Culture newspaper and the family of the late famous painter Bui Xuan Phai, the award aims to honor love for the capital city. The awards were classified into the four categories: Grand Prize, Idea Prize, Job Prize and Work Prize.
The prize are named after painter Bui Xuan Phai (1920-1988), the founder of modern art in Vietnam. He is known for his paintings of Hanoi’s old quarter, landscapes and young woman. His works are displayed in several national and international museums. He received the highest national award, the Ho Chi Minh Prize, posthumously in 1996.