Selected entries to the 27th National Art Photo Contest are being exhibited at the Centre for Fine Art and Exhibition in the northern port city of Hai Phong after being on display in resort Da Lat city, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

According to the organisers - the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Hai Phong Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism - 198 photos were chosen from 6,718 works that 1,046 professional and amateur photographers nationwide sent to the Contest.

Among the entries, 1,430 photos feature the Central Highlands’ beauty and 1,325 others capture the sea and islands of Vietnam, reflecting patriotism and strongly affirming the nation’s sacred sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

The display vividly depicts the beauty of landscapes possessed by Vietnam and Vietnamese people’s lives as well as highlighting outstanding achievements in the nation-building and defence cause.
At the 7 th Art Photo Contest, the Organising Board awarded two gold, four silver, six bronze medals, and 14 consolation prizes to outstanding works.

Two gold medals went to “Chord” by Tran Thi Minh Ha from Ho Chi Minh City and “Start” by Phung Duc Dung from Da Nang city.

The Hai Phong exhibition will run until January 22.-VNA