Heritage Photographic Contest 2015

21/12/2015 13:53

“Heritage Photographic Awards – Journey of Heritages” is a photographic contest first held by Vietnam Airlines in 2013.

“Heritage Photographic Awards – Journey of Heritages” is a photographic contest first held by Vietnam Airlines in 2013. The contest is a high quality annual event that aims to raise the professionalism of photojournalism in Vietnam.

Having been held for two years, the “Heritage Photographic Awards – Journey of Heritages” is attracting growing numbers of professional and amateur photographers who have submitted hundreds of photo collections on diverse themes. In 2015, the third Awards comprised five Preliminary phases (each lasting two months) and one final phase. The prize categories of these phases include the Collection Category (10 to 15 photos on the same theme such as craft villages, landscape, heritage, people, festivals, costumes, traditions and cultural life in Vietnam, etc.) and the Single Photo Category (one photo about Vietnam’s landscape and life).


Exchange - Nguyen Xuan Chinh

Following the Summing-up ceremony of Phase 6, the Jury determined the prizes in the categories as follows:

- Collection category: First prize was awarded to the collection “Hay for Cows and Buffalos Festivals” by photographer Pham Anh. Two collections, “Bac Son”, by Le Viet Khanh and “Roofs of Hoi An” by Vo Rin were also among the Top 3 and selected for the year-end Final Round.

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Single photo category: First prize was given to the work “Exchanges” by photographer Nguyen Xuan Chinh. “Smiling eyes” by Le Viet Khanh was also in the Top 3 and selected for the Final Round.


Eyes Smiling

Following the summing-up results of Phase 5, the Jury continued to examine nominated works in the Final Round to select the Best Photo collection and Photo with results as follows:

- Collection category: The Special Prize was given to the collection “Hay for Cows and Buffalos Festival” by Pham Anh. The collection met aesthetic criteria and explored unique customs that take place annually on January 4 and 5 in Bich Dai Village, Dai Dong Commune, Vinh Tuong District, Vinh Phuc.

Single photo category: Having assessed the best photos from the Preliminary phases in 2015, the Jury decided not to give any prizes in the Single photo category because no works were eligible for the Special prize.

The concluding exhibition of the “Photographic Awards – Journey of Heritages 2015” will be held between December 15 and 21, 2015 at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Collections and photos selected for the Final Round will be on display, coupled with works created during the Photo Tour, which was a photography field trip held as part of this year’s competition.

Some pictures of the collection “Hay for Cows and Buffalos Festival”









Detailed information about the “Heritage Photographic Awards – Journey of Heritages” and its year-end exhibition may be found on the contest’s official Facebook page: Heritage Photographic Awards – Journey of Heritages.

Minh Hai

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