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Dec 17, 2023 / 18:03

Photos, videos about happy Vietnam to be honored

Thousands of videos and photos have been created to testify to the beauty of Vietnam in every corner of the country.

The Hanoi Opera House will host an awards ceremony on the night of December 19 to wrap up the "Happy Vietnam 2023" contest and reward the best photos and videos depicting the country's happiness and scenic beauty.

 A fish farm in Bai Tu Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province. Photo courtesy of photographer Tran Viet Linh

The contest was launched by the Ministry of Information and Communication in June 2023. By the end of October 2023, more than 7,000 photos and videos had been submitted to the contest.

The ministry has sorted out nearly 30 of the best works for the awards ceremony, while another 84 outstanding photos and videos will be exhibited on the awards night.

The awards ceremony will also feature musical performances and will be broadcast live on VTV4, the VTVgo app, the website and other digital platforms.

Prizes for the winning artworks are worth a total of VND400 million (US$16,470), with two first prizes worth VND100 million (US$4,120) each, two second prizes, three third prizes, 20 consolation prizes, and others.

"Happy Vietnam 2023 is the first human rights video and photo contest ever held in Vietnam. The contest demonstrates the Party's and the Government's attention and determination to ensure the people's well-being and to follow a people-centered path," the organizers said.

In this way, the Party and the Government will "leave no one behind" and create the best opportunities for the people to participate and contribute their mental and physical abilities to Vietnam’s development and global integration, they added.

The contest is also an opportunity for overseas Vietnamese and foreign friends to show their passion and affection for Vietnam and promote the country's cultural, historical and humanitarian values in the new era.

Each photo and video contains a story that shows the desire, determination, hope, confidence and happiness of every Vietnamese despite life's struggles.

 Teams compete in the Ngo (Khmer long boatrace in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo courtesy of photographer Huynh Buu Tinh