Eleven best works have been named at the awards ceremony of the contest “PlasPics Hunter”, after more than two months of launch.

 One of the contest’s works is displayed at the awards ceremony. Photos: GreenHub

The contest was held under the framework of the “Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution” (LSPP) project, implemented by GreenHub and funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Plastic Reduction Campaign of VZWA. It is one of the cooperation activities by the members of Plastic & Health Action Partnership (PHA). 

Starting on April 22, the contest attracted 364 entries showing the plastic waste pollution in many provinces and cities. According to the organizers, the contest aimed to collect photos that reflect the current situation of plastic waste treatment through creative angles. 

Those photos will be a resource for PHA to contribute to the digital platform (nhuavasuckhoe.vn) which shares the scientific data on plastic waste and health to raise people’s awareness of the matter, induce behavior changes and promote green practices as well as increase community participation in plastic waste solutions and health.

Author Vuong Thuy Trang of the work “Dead canals in the middle of magnificent Saigon” said: “For my team, it is not only about photos of garbage, PlasPics Hunter directly affects the thinking of young people in particular and society in general about the environmental situation, reflects the “plasticized” lifestyle today.”

Trang added that, after having the opportunity to set foot in places highly polluted by plastic, her group realized the danger and seriousness of the problems of plastic waste in the environment.“From awareness to action, we will try to contribute more efforts to spread green living messages to the community as a responsibility of a green generation,” she said.

 The work “Soap and plastic bottle” by Dinh Tran Phuong Toan wins the second prize.

The contest has a total prize value of up to VND28 million (US$1,199), of which one first prize is worth VND5 million ($214) and one film camera, two-second prizes each worth VND3 million ($128.4), and one film camera, two third prizes each worth VND1.5 million ($64.2), five consolation prizes each worth VND1 million ($42.8). Every winning author also received a certificate and gift from the organizers.

Some awarded works are as follows:

 Please, don’t litter in the canals by Nguyen Manh Cuong – First Prize.

 The parched sea by Hoang Ngan Hanh – Second Prize. 
Used once, decomposed in 1000 years by Tran Thi Duong Thanh – Third Prize.
 Life on the plastic bottle by Cao Thi Thanh Ha –Consolation Prize.
 Ho Chi Minh City’s Cau Bong Creek by Vuong Thuy Trang – Consolation Prize.