Photo festival highlights beauty of northern mountainous region
Update: Aug 26, 2014
An artistic photo festival that spotlights today’s land and people in the northern mountainous region opened in Lang Son province on August 25.

The Northern Mountainous Region Artistic Photography Festival, the fourteenth of its kind, held under the theme of 'Northern Mountainous Region - Homeland and People', attracted the participation of over 280 photographers from 15 cities and provinces in the region.

After the qualifying rounds, 20 pictures were selected for awards, including two gold, four silver, and six bronze medals, as well as eight consolation prizes. In addition, 200 photos were also chosen for the exhibition.

The photos highlight the beauty of nature, land and people in the northern mountainous region, as well as focusing on the region’s socio-economic, security-defence and scientific-technological achievements during the country’s industrialisation and modernisation.

The photos also reflect the cultural and spiritual lives of regional people, especially ethnic groups in mountainous areas.

The festival, co-organised by the Viet Nam Association of Photographic Artists and the Lang Son provincial Literary and Art Association, marks the 69th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day.

The next festival will take place in Cao Bang province in 2015.