Contest markets Vietnam to the world

September 6, 2006

 
13:57′ 01/09/2006 (GMT+7)

Tuoi Tre newspaper and partners concluded their Vietnamese Moment photography competition in HCM City on Wednesday by dishing out cash prizes to several artists as part of the newspaper’s Marketing Vietnam programme aiming to build the country’s international reputation.

Windy: Grace by Tam My won a gold prize at the competition.

The competition’s top prize was awarded to HCM City’s Tran Cao Bao Long, who received VND10mil (US$625) for his photo Than Thien (Friendly) depicting Dao and Mong tourist guides smiling with foreign visitors during a tour in Lao Cai Province’s Sa Pa town.

Two other golden prizes went to the photos Mang Cai Chu Ve Ban (Bringing Books to Villages) and Net Duyen (Grace) by Ngo Dinh Du from Hanoi and Tam My from Binh Thuan Province, respectively.

While Du’s work features two ethnic minority girls carrying books in a field of flowers. My’s photograph captures the smile wind of a young girl wearing a the co traditional Vietnamese ao dai dress and a classic non conical hat.

Five photographs by young and amateur artists in the city and other provinces received VND5mil silver prizes for their portrayal of the country and its people, while 15 additional consolation prizes were also presented.

As part of Marketing Vietnam – a programme that including painting, brand-name, trade and marketing contests – the national competition’s prerequisite was that entry photos introduce Vietnamese culture and lifestyle to foreigners.

Organised by Tuoi Tre and the communication and advertising companies Vietnam Marcom, Future One and Golden Event, Vietnamese Moment received 500 photo entries over four months from many veteran and amateur artists around the country.

To view the photos, visit the website http://www.tiepthihinhanhvietnam.org.vn

(Source: Viet Nam News)

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