The photo shows boats anchored in the central province of Quang Ngai as they seek shelter from typhoon No. 9 in 2020.

The 38-year-old photographer came first in the nature’s general colour category, thereby receiving a cash prize totaling US$15,000.

The annual photo contest HIPA was first held back in 2011 with total prizes of up to US$400,000. The winner of the grand prize was awarded US$120,000.