Vietnamese photographers win international awards

Three Vietnamese photographers won awards at the 2008-09 Nikon Photo Contest International which attracted more than 51,000 entries from 153 countries and regions.

The photo titled "Accompany" by Tran Thi Minh Hoa

Tran Minh Ngoc of the central province of Khanh Hoa won for Salt Harvest, Tran Thi Minh Hoa of HCM City for Accompany, and Do Huu Tuan of the southern province of Binh Thuan for Dawn at sea.

The 32nd contest attracted more than 51,000 entries from 18,033 applicants in 153 countries and regions. There was a 10 percent increase in application entries compared to the last event

Cave of hope by Maung Maung Gyi of Myanmar won the Grand Prize, At the heart of the Kaszuby forest by Kacper Kowalski of Poland got the NIKKOR 75th Anniversary Award, Quarrel by Zsolt Kudich of Hungary took the 1st Prize in the “Free” subject category, and Friends by Peter Allinson of USA won the 1st Prize in the "My Planet" category.

The contest was open from September 1 to November 30, 2008.

The Nikon Photo Contest International, regarded as one of the world's top photo contests, has been held every two years by the Japanese company since 1969.

By A. D – Translated by Kim Khanh

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