A photo collection with the theme of “Moments during SEA Games 31” taken by Pham Dinh Thanh won a gold medal at the event, featuring special moments captured during the largest sporting event in Southeast Asia hosted by Vietnam last May.

Two silver and three bronze medals, along with five consolation prizes, were also awarded. Notably, most winners are young photographers.

Tran Thi Thu Dong, president of the Vietnam Photographic Artists Association, said the entries truly highlight cultural and sport activities in Hanoi that illustrate  valuable moments of Hanoians during their daily lives and taking part in festive activities.

The ninth iteration of the festival running with the theme of freedom is being jointly organised by the Vietnam Photographic Artists Association and the Hanoi Art Photographers Association.

The organisers have received a total of 1,536 entries, including 1,468 single photos and 68 sets of photos submitted by 238 photographers.

The judging panel has selected 80 pieces for the exhibition, including 11 winning prizes.

Here are some excellent pieces on show at the exhibition.