Le Quoc Minh, member of the Party Central Committee, Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper and Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists Association (VJA), applauded the joint initiative of VNA and Viettel to organize the award, hoping that it will be a special platform for the press to diversify photo content and create beautiful photos to participate in the National Press Awards.

Delegates launch the award's official website.

He also expressed his belief that the contest will spread and contribute to promoting the development of journalism and enhancing society's awareness of the role of technology in life.

Launching the award, General Director of the Vietnam News Agency Vu Viet Trang, who is also President of the Award Council, said that information technology is now present in all aspects of life, making many social activities more convenient and transparent and also helping each person overcome their own limitations. The application of artificial intelligence and technology helps agencies and organizations better understand the targeted customers so as to create products that are both useful and suitable to the desires and preferences of the public, she said.

The award is expected to encourage authors with their lenses and enthusiasm to record moments, meaningful actions and wonderful things that technology brings as well as spreading human values and making the life more worth living every day.

Works sent to the contest should not violate Vietnamese customs and traditions and should not contain negative contents about politics, religions, belief, or cultural activities. They should not violate copyright and legal regulations.

Vietnamese citizens living in the country and abroad are eligible to take part in the contest with entries sent to the organizing board by April 30, 2024. Authors can submit works online at https://congnghetutraitim.com.

The organizers will present three first prizes each worth 50 million VND (2,025 USD), six second, nine third and 15 consolidation prizes each worth 40 million VND, 30 million VND and 10 million VND to outstanding works.

Source: VNA