As many as 384 photos winning the eight International Artistic Photo Contest in Vietnam 2015 (VN-15) were honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi on December 3.

The biennial event was launched in late May by the Vietnam Artistic Photographers’ Association (VAPA) with the sponsorship of the International Federation of Artistic Photography (FIAP) and the French’s Image Sans Frontiere (ISF).

“Thang hoa” (Sublime) by Nguyen Trung Kien (Vietnam). Photo:

Speaking at the award ceremony, VAPA Vice Chairman Pham Van Ti, head of the organizing board, said the contest attracted nearly 9,700 photos from 31 countries and territories to vie in four categories, including Freestyle, Women at work, Sublime moments, and still life.

In the first category, gold medals were awarded to “Take me home BW” by Abdulla Al-Mushaifri from Qatar and “Tuoi gia” (Old Age) by Vietnamese photographer Tran Dinh Thuong.

The photo “Tea for me” by Ravindra Ranasinghe from Sri Lanka and “Nhat thoc” (Pick up rice) by Tong Tran Son (Vietnam) won gold medals in the second category while “The Peak” by Paolo Tavaroly (Italy) and “Thang hoa” (Sublime) by Nguyen Trung Kien (Vietnam) triumphed the third category.

In the fourth category, gold medals went to “Khep lai noi dau” (Closing pain) by Nguyen Le Phuong and “I’m sorry Mom” by Nguyen Vu Phuoc, both from Vietnam.

On the occasion, the organization board held an exhibition showcasing the winning artworks.

Source: VNA