25 art works win 2016 Viet Nam Artistic Photo Exhibition

25 winning art works of the 2016 Viet Nam Artistic Photo Exhibition have been announced at an award ceremony in the Mekong Delta city of Rach Gia in Kien Giang province on August 26.

Photo Dan dong dien xanh (Bringing green electric current) by Lam Thanh Liem

Launched four months ago, the organization board received 8,986 photos from authors throughout the country.

The award winning photos of the two categories of the competition, “Discovering the land of the South” and free subject, went to Lam Thanh Liem of Bac Lieu province , and Doc dao bo bien Viet Nam (Vietnam wonderful  seaside) by Nguyen Minh Tan of Ho Chi Minh City with the art works titled Dan dong dien xanh (Bringing green electric current).

The arts board also selected 250 best photos of 188 photographers for an exhibition which is held at a square in Phu Cuong urban area in Rach Gia City from now until September 5.

The photo contest is one of the activities marking the National Tourism Year 2016 in Kien Giang province. Submissions describe the beauty of the country, natural landscapes, cuisine and traditional cultures.

The biennial event is co-hosted by the Viet Nam Association of Photographic Artists and the Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to review and honor creativity and photographic achievements in Viet Nam over the past two years.

By Mai An – Translated by Kim Khanh

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