The photo "Ly Son Island at Dawn" by Nguyen Huu Thu wins the first prize.

As of November 6, nearly five months since its launch, the contest received 3,760 entries from 526 photographers nationwide. The high number of participating photographers, entries, and the quality of competing photos in this year’s event demonstrated the attraction of the contest and its initial success.

Addressing the event, Assoc. Prof., Dr. Pham Minh Tuan, Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Truth National Political Publishing House and Head of the steering committee of the contest stressed that most of the participating works adhered to the theme of the contest, reflecting true images and precious moments of the nature, daily life, production and other fishing activities of fishermen; the beauty of the sea, the islands; activities to defend national security and sovereignty over sea and islands. He added that these works are vivid, impressive, beautiful and  original.

These works have contributed to raising the awareness of safeguarding the national sovereignty over sea and islands, protecting sea and islands, conserving sea creatures, developing aquatic resources, tapping available potential, preserving cultural works, historical and cultural relics along the coast, spreading love for the homeland's sea and islands among the people, especially young generations.

The jury selected 16 top entries to award. Awarded photos will be chosen for a photo calendar of Vietnam's sea and islands in 2022, contributing to accelerating tourism promotion and popularization activities of the country, especially of 28 coastal provinces and cities. The organizers will also select several good photos for books and other publications serving the country's political  missions.

Translated by Song Anh