Phan Thi Giang (center) receives the first prize. 

Accordingly, Phan Thi Giang from the Radio-Television Station of Quy Hop district, Nghe An province, won the first prize with her work titled “Building a house for Luong Thi Van, a sick Thai ethnic minority mother who is taking care of her three children.” Nine other outstanding photos also garnered second, third, and consolation prizes.

At the event, organizers handed over a book shelf, worth VND 30 million, to Tu Lien Secondary School, and 20 scholarships, worth VND 1 million each, to needy students of Tu Lien Primary and Secondary Schools. 

Launched in March 18 on its official fanpage https://www.facebook.com/thachthucthaydoi2019, the contest gathered 434 photos of photographers from provinces, cities, youth union committees, colleges, universities, schools, businesses, and administrative units.

The contest aimed to call on young people to challenge themselves to raise awareness of environmental protection in the community.

Speaking at the ceremony, Nguyen Thi Thu Van, head of the organizing panel, said that through the contest, the organizers expected to call on more young people to promote information dissemination, so as to encourage youths’ initiatives and effective models for the community.

Delegates at the event experienced mural paintings, visited exhibitions showcasing outstanding photos of the contest, played games, and admired environmentally-friendly pottery products.

Translated by Tran Hoai