The Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, and the Vietnamese Association of Photographic Artists jointly organized this event.

The contest, launched from May to September this year, received nearly 7,000 photos from 745 domestic and international amateur and professional photographers.

Presenting first prize to photographers (Photo: Baochinhphu)

Addressing the event, Defense Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich highlighted the meaning of the contest, emphasizing that it has helped diversify information dissemination about marker planting, border demarcation and border management. This contest has made people from all walks of life better understand and trust the Party’s and the State’s policies on national border while enhancing national unity and raising Vietnam’s position in the international arena.

General Lich also highlighted the national achievements in the year in protection of territorial integrity, national sovereignty, and the building of the borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation and development.

He urged related units to continue to raise the public awareness of the nation’s status and prestige, safeguarding territorial integrity and national sovereignty in the current period. He suggested increasing dissemination of information about national sovereignty over the border, the beauty of the country, its people and the forces safeguarding the national border.

At the event, the organizers presented two first, three second, six third, and ten consolation prizes to photographers with outstanding photos. The photo “Pride  of Vietnam” by Duong Tien Dung (from Bac Giang province) won the first prize for a single photo while a photo album themed “Border check-points in COVID-19 prevention and control” taken by Huynh Van Truyen (from Da Nang city) was awarded the first prize for the category of photo album.

More than 190 excellent photos of the contest were also showcased in a two-day exhibition at the Military Broadcasting Center, starting the same day.

Translated by Mai Huong