As many as 201 artistic photos on contemporary Vietnam’s people and land are on display at a national exhibition opened in Da Lat City, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, on November 26.

The works are selected from 6,718 entries submitted by 1,046 amateur and professional photographers during a 5-month photo contest hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Among the prize winners, Tran Thi Minh Ha from Ho Chi Minh City won the gold medal for the theme of the Tay Nguyen Central Highlands, with her photo of an ethnic man and his elephant. The gold medal in the category of free theme went to Phung Duc Dung from Da Nang City, who captured competitors in a diving contest.

The national exhibition is held every two years. The event this year is a highlight in the 2014 national tourism year of Tay Nguyen – Da Lat, and will last until December 12.-VNA