A photo exhibition tittled ' Colors of ethnic groups in Vietnam' yesterday kicked off at the Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam relic that is believed to be the country’s first university.
The largest ever exhibition showcased 250 selected pics from a photo competition with the participation of 837 photographers nationwide with nearly 11,000 entries.
Photos are required to match with the competition's content including daily activities, productive labor life, tradition, custom, culture and costumes of all ethnic groups in the country, especially minority ethnic groups, spirit of national solidarity, new rural development to improve social-economic conditions.
First prize was given to Truong Huu Hung in the central province of Binh Thuan with photo named ' Vui dua ' ( Playing together ). Photographer Nguyen Thanh Ha, a resident in Hanoi with the photo ' Net xua' (Old characterists) and photographer Nguyen Cong Binh also in Hanoi with the photo ' Ngay mua o pho Cao, Ha Giang (Harvest time in Cao Street, Ha Giang province ) won the second prize.
The third was given to Bao Hung, Luong Chinh Huu in the highlands province of Dak Lak and Duong Duy Long in the northern province of Ninh Binh with ' Tham am ' ( Checking the sound), 'Ma nang - Dung si bat voi ( Ma nang - Elephan catcher) and " Qua que ( Countryside gift).
The organizer also presented five encouragement prizes.