The biennial contest, sponsored by the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), attracted 11,448 entries submitted by 958 photographers from 36 countries and territories, featuring the sections of portrait, daily life, landscape, and the open section.

Awards are presented to winning photographers 

Eighty-eight outstanding photos were awarded. In each section, organizers presented one VAPA gold medal, one FIAP gold medal, two VAPA silver medals, two FIAP silver medals, three VAPA bronze medals, three FIAP bronze medals, five VAPA honorable mentions, and five FIAP honorable mentions.

Vietnamese photographers won four gold medals in the four sections.

In the portrait section, the FIAP gold medal went to “Phu nu Thai” by Vu Duy Boi (Vietnam). The VAPA gold medal was presented to “Papa Carlo” by Alla Sokolova (France).

In the landscape section, “Tuyet voi dao Truong Sa” by Nguyen A (Vietnam) and “Early morning” by Giuseppe Tomelleri (Italy) respectively won the VAPA gold medal and the FIAP gold medal.

In the daily life section, the FIAP gold medal was given to “Love in the snow” by Guanlai Ouyang (China) while the VAPA gold medal went to “Tu tam” by Bui Viet Dong (Vietnam).

In the open section, the VAPA and FIAP gold medals were respectively granted to “The swan” by Tran Tuan Viet (Vietnam) and “Relationship” by Alla Sokolova (France).

Also on December 2, an exhibition on the photos of the 9th International Artistic Photo Contest in Vietnam 2017 was also opened at the National Photo Archives and Exhibition Centre on Ton That Thuyet street, Cau Giay district. The exhibition will run through December.

Source: VNA