The Hanoitimes - More than 200 photos by 20 photographers were on display in the northern province of Quang Ninh.
After a 10-day fact-finding trip to all 14 localities in the province, photographers vividly depicted portraits of mining workers, the lives and beauty of local people, culture, landscapes and tourism in ethnic minorities groups as well as the world natural wonder Ha Long Bay. The closing ceremony was held on May 14.
Co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Agency of Art, Photography and Exhibition, the provincial Tourism Department, the provincial Department of Culture and Sports and the provincial Association of Literature and Arts, the exhibition was in response to the National Tourism Year 2018 Ha Long – Quang Ninh.
Visitors enjoy the photo exhibition on Quang Ninh tourism.
During the National Tourism Year 2018 Ha Long – Quang Ninh, the organizing board plans to show 200 to 250 works at the exhibition slated for October in Quang Ninh.
Vietnamese professional and amateur photographers have until July 31 to send their photo to take part in a biennial national art photo exhibition, which assess the achievements of Vietnamese photographers in the last two years, according to the organizing board.
Candidates can send single photographs or a group of photographs on two topics: Ha Long – Quang Ninh – from new angles or a free topic on Vietnam. Each photographer can send up to eight works for two topics, a maximum three of which are groups of photographs. The entries should not have been submitted to any previous national and international contest hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists.
The organising board will award two gold medals, along with VND30 million (US$1,318) in cash, four silver, six bronze and 10 consolation prizes. The gold prize winners at this contest will be eligible to apply for the State Prize and Ho Chi Minh Prize in Literature and Arts, the highest honours in Vietnam.
In 2017, Quang Ninh welcomed more than 10 million tourists, 4 million of whom came from other countries. The province aims to attract more than 12 million visitors this year, including 5 million foreigners, according to Quang Ninh Department of Tourism.