Photos on beauty of Vietnamese cultural heritages on display
World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 (Source: VOV)

World Press Photo Exhibition 2020 (Source: VOV)

The awards and exhibition was jointly held by UNESCO in partnership with the German Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam Today Magazine, the publication for the Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations, and TOONG, the first chain of co-working spaces to flourish in the Indochina region.

Individuals were invited to submit a maximum of five photos each that have been taken in the country in various categories, such as heritage sites and monuments, cultural transmission from generation to generation, arts and creativity, and harmony of people and nature.

Applicants were encouraged to consider the core principles of the UN with regard to aspects including cultural sensitivity, diversity, gender equality, human rights, and environment sustainability.

The awards ceremony and exhibition involved the participation of Pham Thi Thanh Huong, programme specialist and chief culture unit at UNESCO’s Hanoi Office, Dr. Guido Hildner, German Ambassador to Vietnam, and Nguyen Hung Son, deputy editor-in-chief of the Vietnam Today Magazine, reported VOV.

The winners of the various categories will receive awards equivalent to US$1,000, while organisers will also present a total of 10 consolation prizes valued at VND5 million (approx. US$22). In addition, the ceremony will see participations share stories behind the competition’s leading photos.

The winners will have their photos exhibited at relevant key UNESCO events and functions. They will also have their photos published in relevant UNESCO outlets in Vietnam with full credit being given to the author.
The exhibition will run until December 2./.


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