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Photo contests showcase Hanoi, Saigon from different angles

Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 05:29 GMT+7
Photo contests showcase Hanoi, Saigon from different angles
Pham Ngo Dinh Luan's photo which wins the special prize of the 2017 Canon Photo Marathon's Ho Chi Minh City's leg

The photo contest, held by the Department of Culture and Sports in Hanoi and the Ha Noi Moi (New Hanoi) newspaper and having its winners announced on Tuesday, aimed to promote a code of conduct for public servants and citizens living in Hanoi.

According to the organizers, the contest received 1,000 entries including solo photos and photo sets from more than 90 journalists, public servants and students after launching five months ago.

The entries focused on good and bad behavior of both the ordinary people and public servants.

A pictured named “Civilized – Polite” taken by Tran Hai at the Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee office won the first prize in the solo category.

“Civilized – polite” by Tran Hai – 1st prize in solo category
“Civilized – Polite” by Tran Hai – 1st prize in solo category

Seventy of the best photos from the contest have also been chosen to be part of an upcoming exhibition in the Guom Lake pedestrian area.

“The entries reflect the beauty of the city’s public servants’ behavior in public places as well as in their working environment,” Nguyen Hoang Long, editor-in-chief of Ha Noi Moi stated.

“We also have critical photos which show poor behavior, which can help to adjust people’s manners to create a civilized, elegant and modern Hanoi,” he added.

“A flower in ordinary life” by Tran Thi Hao – 2nd prize in solo category
“A Flower in Ordinary Life” by Tran Thi Hao – 2nd prize in solo category
“Story of the street” by Nguyen Dang Giang – 3rd in solo category
“Story of the Street” by Nguyen Dang Giang – 3rd in solo category
“When law enforcement doesn’t remember the law” by Trinh Quang Hung – 3rd in solo category
“When Law Enforcement Doesn’t Remember the Law” by Trinh Quang Hung – 3rd in solo category
“On Trang Tien Street” by Pham Van Hung – 3rd in solo category
“On Trang Tien Street” by Pham Van Hung – 3rd in solo category

Meanwhile, the winners of the annual Canon Photo Marathon were announced in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.

Beating more than 6,000 contestants, Pham Ngo Dinh Luan won the top prize.

The winner of the “Saigon Smile” category went to Trinh Phuong Thao, while the “In the Middle” and “Condominium” categories were won by Truong Thi Kieu Tien and Nguyen Thanh Tuyen, respectively.

Trinh Phuong Thao's photo which wins the “Saigon Smile” category of the 2017 Canon Photo Marathon in Ho Chi Minh City
Truong Thi Kieu Tien's photo which wins the “In the Middle" category of the 2017 Canon Photo Marathon in Ho Chi Minh City
Nguyen Thanh Tuyen's photo which wins the “Condominium" category of the 2017 Canon Photo Marathon in Ho Chi Minh City

Earlier this month, the winners of the 2017 Canon Photo Marathon were also publicized during its leg in Da Nang. Those of the Hanoi leg will be revealed on November 5.

Below are some of the winning photos at the Canon contest in Ho Chi Minh City:

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