The prize-winners (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The 2016 Fine Arts Awards were presented to four most outstanding works at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 23.

President of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association Tran Khanh Chuong said the 21 st regional fine arts exhibition, which took place in August in eight regions across the nation, displayed 1,407 works from 1,285 painters.

As many as 26 out of 89 works honoured at the Regional Fine Arts Awards were nominated for the 2016 Fine Arts Awards.

There is no first prize. The second prize goes to the oil painting themed “Childhood” by Nguyen Van Bay from Hanoi.

The three third prize winners are “They – part of my life” by Vu Bach Lien from Hanoi, “Trade fair legendary” by Hoang Van Diem from Lang Son and “Hoi An in the past” by Nguyen Tuong Vinh from Da Nang.

Chuong hailed the innovation of the works, saying that most of them depict issues in the modern life.

On the occasion, the association presented the “For the Cause of Fine Arts” insignia to seven units and 58 individuals for their outstanding contributions to the fine arts development.-VNA