Photo festival highlights Central and Central Highlands beauty
Update: Jul 31, 2014
Beautiful moments of people's lives are introduced at the 19th Central and Central Highlands region photo festival, which opened in Quy Nhon city in Binh Dinh province on July 30.

Co-organised by the Viet Nam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA), the Binh Dinh provincial Literature and Arts Association, and the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the four-day festival features 150 works by 95 photographers from 10 provinces and cities in the region, namely Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Dak Lak and Dak Nong.

The works on display were selected from 1,417 colour and 189 black and white photos submitted to the contest, reflecting most aspects of people's lives in the region, in which the daily life on sea and islands was the main theme for photographers.

The top prize – gold prize – was awarded to the photo ‘Determination to head to sea’ by artist Dang Van No from Da Nang. In addition, three silver, four bronze and seven consolation prizes were also granted to outstanding works.

On the occasion, the VAPA also organised talks on artwork and a photo contest in Binh Dinh for photography lovers.