Sai Gon Giai Phong’s national press photo & news report writing contest concludes

The award ceremony of the national press photo and news report writing contest marking the 40th anniversary of National Reunification Day (April 30) was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 24 by the Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper.

Exhibition of wining works at the Ho Chi Minh City Writers Association

Deputy Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Ha; deputy head of the City Party Committee's Department of Propaganda and Education Vo Thi Anh Tuyet; Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper's Editor-in-Chief Nguyen Tan Phong; chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Writers Association, Le Quang Trang; and chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Journalists' Association, Ma Dieu Cuong attended the event.

Writer Tran Thanh Giao won the first prize in the category of news report writing for the work “Running underneath the Saigon River”; meanwhile photographer Nguyen Van Khanh took the highest award in the category of press photo for the picture “Reviving green tunnels in city”.

The event themed “40 Years of Unforgettable Memories” which was launched throughout the country in August, 2014 by the Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper and the Ho Chi Minh City Writers Association received thousands of submissions.

The competition opened for journalists, photographers, members of the Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City writers associations and writers at home and abroad.

It is aimed to highlight outstanding achievements in various fields; changes, development and images of

At the award ceremony

 the country in general and Ho Chi Minh City from the 1975 to 2015 period.

The entries honor outstanding events, typical individuals, and cooperation projects which have many influences on the development of Ho Chi Minh City.

The competition is also to mark the 40th anniversary of the Southern Liberation and national Reunification Day (April 30, 1975-2015), the 90th anniversary of Viet Nam Revolutionary Press Day (June 21, 1925-2015), and 70th anniversary of Vietnam's National Day (September 2, 1945-2015).

Winners of the press photo category

Deputy Secretary of HCMC Party Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Ha and Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper's Editor-in-Chief Nguyen Tan Phong congratulate winners.

By Le Ngoc – Translated by Kim Khanh

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