Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam Photographic Artists Association (VAPA) held an award ceremony for the 11th Vietnam International Art Photography Competition in 2021 (VN-21) and opened an entry photo exhibition on June 7 .
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc was present and presented the gold medals and certificates to the photographers who won the highest prizes in the contest.
The president also presented gifts to VAPA, the competition jury and the winners and encouraged Vietnamese photographers to continue their hard work and win many prestigious awards in international arenas.
The 11th International Photo Art Competition in Vietnam in 2021 (VN-21) was detained by VAPA with the artistic patronage of the International Federation of Artistic Photographers (FIAP), the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and Image sans Frontière (ISF). It launched on March 31, 2021 and stopped receiving photos on July 31, 2021.
The competition attracted 16,458 works in four themes: Freedom for Color Photos, Freedom for Monochrome Photos, Travels and Portraits, by 1,260 photographers. This is the highest number of entries the contest has received so far, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The VAPA published a photo collection of the competition, including 96 award-winning photos and winning works of the Certificate of Acceptance of Vietnamese authors.
A virtual exhibition of photos from the competition is also organized.
On this occasion, the VAPA also launched the 12th edition of the competition (VN-23). Entries will be received from June 15 to January 1, 2023 via the website www.contestvn.com, with the price ceremony scheduled for March 2023./.