The Ho Chi Minh City Photographers' Association opened the 27th traditional photo contest on October 20.
With free theme, the contest attracted the participation of 1,529 photos, including 1,201 coloured and 328 black and white photos of 336 photographers nationwide.
One hundred and one photos were selected for display, 16 of which have won prizes. The first prize belonged to 'Doi Ban' (Two Friends) of Do Ngoc Minh from Tien Giang. Two second prizes have gone to 'Mat Cong Nghiep' (Industrial Eye) and 'Nguong Mo' (Admiration) of Nguyen Viet Binh from Ho Chi Minh City and Kim Luan from An Giang.
Three third prizes have been awarded to Hoang Quoc Tuan from Ho Chi Minh City with 'Loi Canh Bao' (Warning), Bui Quoc Tue from Khanh Hoa with 'Noi Dau Con Do' (Pain Remains) and Tran Kim Luan from An Giang with 'Chung Xom' (In the Same Hamlet).
Ten consolation prizes have also been presented to artists.
Reprinted with permission from Nhan Dan Newspaper.