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Viet Nam photos snap up awards

Victorious: Excitement, by Vu Huyen, is among 19 prize winners at the contest.
HA NOI — HCM City’s Nguyen Phi Hai has won a special prize at the 25th Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre in the UNESCO Photo Contest with his picture, Tranh Bong (Fighting for a Ball).

Other Vietnamese photographers won 19 prizes for excellence at the contest.

HCM City photographers topped the list with nine prizes, followed by Binh Thuan Province with four.

Ha Noi and southern Tien Giang Province photographers each won two prizes, while photographers from Lam Dong and Ca Mau provinces carried off one each.

Themed "Joy of Sports," the contest attracted 2,126 entries from 897 photographers from 21 countries. One-hundred prizes, including 3 grand, 10 special and 87 for excellence, were presented.

All the winning works will be exhibited in Tokyo, Japan, next April.

Reprinted with permission from VietNam News Agency.


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