(Photo: Minh Duc/VNA)
The contest was launched last June by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communications and Education, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists.
More than 5,200 photos taken by 900 photographers were submitted to the contest. The displayed photos were judged for aesthetics, composition, lighting, and successfully capturing the beauty of nature, people in Vietnam’s sea and islands, life moments, daily activities, customs, the habits and cultures of coastal people in Vietnam, visitors’ experiences with the locals, and the Vietnamese armed forces who protect the security, order, safety and sovereignty of Vietnam’s territorial waters. The exhibition will run through Sunday.