The Hanoitimes - The forty winning entries to the sixth International Artistic Photo Contest and Exhibition in Vietnam 2011 (VN-1) were announced in Hanoi
The photo competition was launched in May by the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) under the sponsorship of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP).
Over 10,500 entries, the record for a photo contest in Vietnam , were received from more than 1,600 photographers at home and abroad, including countries such as Germany , Hungary , Myanmar , Turkey , Slovenia , France , Australia , Spain , the US and the UK .
In the Open Colour category, the VAPA gold medal went to ‘Tam Tau’ (Trio) by Ha Van Dong from Vietnam .
Hungarian artists Levente Imre and Istvan Kerekes won VAPA silver medals for their works ‘Riders’ and ‘Yelena’.
Mikhail Bondar from Ukraine earned the FIAP gold medal in the category for his work entitled ‘Rising Planet – 10’ while the FIAP silver medal was presented to ‘Sa Pa Huyen Ao’ (Vaporous Sapa) by Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Minh Duoc.
In the Open Monochrome category, Tran Thiet Dung and Nguyen Quang Tuan were honoured with the VAPA and FIAP gold medals with ‘Ba Chi Em Nguoi Mong’ (Three Little H’mong Girls) and ‘Qua Khu Cua Mot Trieu Dai’ (Remnants of a Dynasty) while ‘Vuot Song’ (Crossing Waves) by Truong Vung was awarded the VAPA silver medal.
The FIAP silver medal went to ‘The Joy of Music’ by Elek Papp from Hungary .
Vietnamese French artist Tran Huu Tri earned the gold prize for the ‘Vietnam Through Your Lens’ category, which was for foreign photographers only, for his coloured picture entitled ‘Festival Tha Dieu Quoc Te O Vung Tau’ (International Kite Festival in Vung Tau).
An awards ceremony honouring the winners will be held in Hanoi at the end of November this year, along with an exhibition showcasing the best 542 entries.