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Sep 24, 2023 / 07:30

Photos on circular economy show new perspectives

The photographs are a reflection of new perspectives on the circular economy in terms of natural resource use, pollution reduction and environmental protection.

An award ceremony and exhibition of the Circular Economy 2023 Photo Contest was held in Hanoi on September 21.

The contest is organized to seek photos that reflect the circular economy model; increasing efficiency in the use of natural resources, raw materials, and energy-saving materials; extending the life of materials, equipment, products, goods, and other components; limiting waste generation and minimizing adverse environmental impacts and the use of harmful chemicals; waste recycling; energy recovery; avoiding single-use products; green shopping.

It is organized by the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists, Environment Magazine (VEM) and the non-profit organization C ASEAN Vietnam.

Best photos on circular economy in Vietnam on display. Photo: The Hanoi Times

Summing up the contest, Pham Dinh Tuyen, deputy editor-in-chief of Environment Magazine and head of the contest organizing committee, said that after nearly two months of the contest (from July 15 to August 4), the organizing committee received 919 works from 148 photographers from 37 provinces and cities nationwide. Among them, Ho Chi Minh City has the largest number of participating authors (17).

Despite the short duration of the contest and its broad theme, which is related to all aspects of life, a large number of entries were submitted. This is a proof of the interest and passion of many professional and amateur photographers to see a developed circular economy model in Vietnam.

The jury selected one first prize, two second prizes, two third prizes, and four consolation prizes. In particular, the first prize went to author Phan Thanh Cuong (Bac Lieu) with the work Clean Energy Source.

According to Nguyen Trung Thang, Deputy Director of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment), head of the jury, most of the entries are of good quality, closely follow the theme of circular economy and show new perspectives and creativity. The photos will be added to an image data system for later use in communication work on circular economy.

"Through the lens of photographers, the submitted photos convey clear messages, offer new and unique perspectives, and demonstrate the importance of circular economy in conserving natural resources, reducing pollution, curbing environmental degradation, and responding to climate change," said Nguyen Trung Thang.

Nguyen Hai Son, Representative of C ASEAN in Vietnam, said that the 2023 Circular Economy Photo Contest demonstrates C ASEAN's efforts in sustainable development and human development.

On this occasion, C ASEAN also unveiled the "From Trash to Treasure" art project. The winners of the two contests will receive cash prizes and a trip to Bangkok to attend the Sustainability Expo (SX 2023) in Bangkok, Thailand with the theme "Good Balance - Better World". The event is expected to attract 320,000 visitors, 100 companies and 150 international speakers.

SX 2023 aims to promote sustainable development and raise awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). The ultimate goal is to inspire and promote sustainable development of the investor ecosystem, creating favorable conditions for international cooperation in many fields.

Below are the best photos from the contest:

The photo Clean Energy Source by Phan Thanh Cuong wins the top prize.
Phan Vu Trong's "Green Tourism" photo.
 Using solar energy on the DK112 rig by Nguyen Dang Khoa.
 The photo "Application of the circular economy model in agriculture in carrot fields" by Dinh Hai Ngoc.
Photo "Children making eco-bricks from plastic bottles".