13 best pictures win Vietnam’s national travel photo contest

The Hanoitimes - About 181 best entries of the contest will be displayed at the Vietnam Military History Museum from September 24 to 30.


The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has announced 13 winners of photo and clip-making contests on Vietnam’s tourism industry, launched by the VNAT on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the country’s tourism sector.

 Ba Na Hills by Huynh Van Truyen

The 9th national tourism photo contest attracted more than 15,000 entries from nearly 1,120 contestants nationwide, including 14 expats living in Vietnam.

Following the theme ‘Exploring Vietnam’, the entries captured moments and landscapes of charming Vietnam and the country’s diverse culture through various topics such as cuisine, seas and islands, natural landscapes, cultural heritage, daily life, and festivals.

The photo ‘Thuyen Hoa’ (Flower Boats) by Tran Minh Luong won first prize while two second prizes went to Nguyen Quang and Le Nguyen Huy for their entries entitled ‘Trong Suong’ (In the Mist) and ‘Suong Som’ (Early Mist), respectively.

 Early Mist by Le Nguyen Huy

Three third and five consolation prizes were also presented to other outstanding entries.

Meanwhile, with the theme ‘Vietnam Now’, the video-making contest drew the participation of 28 contestants both at home and abroad with a total of 53 submissions. The videos recorded the contestants’ exciting experiences and journeys while exploring the beauty of the land, people and culture of Vietnam.

The special prize was awarded to ‘Quang Binh – He Nay Phai Di’ (Quang Binh – A Must-visit Place this Summer) by Le Tuyet while the first prize went to “The beauty of Nature, Culture and Humans” video by Vu Huong Giang.

Two second, three third and four consolation prizes were also announced on the occasion.

VNAT General Director Nguyen Trung Khanh said that the entries submitted to the two events will contribute to promoting the country’s tourism and attracting tourists to the country.

 In the Mist by Nguyen Quang