Winners of the 11th “Bui Xuan Phai: For the Love of Hanoi” awards were announced at a ceremony in Hanoi on August 29.

The awards ceremony was created by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s The Thao & Van Hoa (Sports & Culture) newspaper, along with the family of the late painter Bui Xuan Phai in 2008 to honour his career and spread his love for the capital city.

Speaking at the ceremony, VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi praised the efforts by the newspaper in organising the awards, which have served the mission of discovering and honouring significant contributions to the capital city. 

This year’s Grand Prize went to 96-year-old Nguyen Ba Dam. To date Dam has published two books on Hanoi, with two others expected to debut in 2018 and 2019.