The winning photos of the 12th Vietnam International Photography Competition (VN-23) are on display at an open-air exhibition at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi until March 19.

The opening ceremony of the 12th International Photo Contest in Vietnam Exhibition took place on March 13 in Hanoi. Photo: VNA

With four categories of “free theme in color,” “free theme in monochrome,” “Children’s” (both color and monochrome), and “Creative” (both color and monochrome), VN-23 has attracted 10,330 works by 1,079 authors from 32 countries and territories.

According to the organizing committee, the works submitted to the competition will be independently and objectively judged online by four prestigious Vietnamese and international juries.

As a final result, the three winning works in the “free theme in color” category are “All around music” and “Pollution” by André Boto, from Portugal, and “The Memory of Time” by Nguyen Anh Tuan, from Vietnam.

Three gold medals for the winning photographs in the “free theme in monochrome” category are “The Work of a Lifetime” by Dang Ke Duc (Vietnam); “The Mirror” by André Boto (Portugal); and “Misty Wawn” by Ma Yaping (China).

The other three gold medals in the “Children” category go to photographer Le Thanh Son (Vietnam) for “Children and Spring”, Grzegorz Lewandowski (Poland) for “Maja”, and Nguyen Thi Van (Vietnam) for “A Summer Day”.

In the “Creative” category, three gold medals were awarded to “The New Reality” and “The Illusion” by André Boto (Portugal) and “The Perspective” by Arlen Keshishian (Iran).

The 12th International Photo Contest in Vietnam is held by the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) under the sponsorship of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the Image Sans Frontiere (ISF), and the Photographic Society of America (PSA). The opening ceremony of the competition was held on September 12, 2022.

On this occasion, VAPA launched the 13th International Artistic Photo Contest in Vietnam in 2025, towards the 50th anniversary of the Reunification Day (April 30, 1975 – 2025).

The contest will be open to all professional and amateur photographers worldwide and will have four categories: “free theme in color”, “free theme in monochrome”, “daily life”, and “Vietnam through photographic perspective”.

The winners of the photo contest will be announced by April 2025.

Below are some of the winning photos from the 12th Vietnam International Photo Contest:

 FIAP GOLD MEDAL – The Memory of Time – Nguyen Anh Tuan (VIETNAM)
 ISF GOLD MEDAL – Pollution – André Boto (PORTUGAL)
 VAPA GOLD MEDAL – All Around Music – André Boto (PORTUGAL)
 FIAP GOLD MEDAL – A Summer Day – Nguyen Thi Van (VIETNAM)
 FIAP GOLD MEDAL – Mirror – André Boto (PORTUGAL)
 VAPA GOLD MEDAL – The Lifetime Work – Dang Ke Duc (VIETNAM)

VAPA GOLD MEDAL – Children and Spring – Le Thanh Son (VIETNAM)

 ISF DIPLOMA – Sisters – Nguyen The Hung (VIETNAM)