The national ca tru (ceremonial singing) festival closed on Oct. 16 with excellent performances receiving awards.

In the hat cua dinh (singing at communal houses in villages) category, the Hanoi's Thang Long ceremonial singing club took first prize while the Co Dam club from Ha Tinh province topped the hat cua quyen (singing at royal places) group.

Hai Duong province's cultural centre was the best in hat thi (head-to-head competition) while Thanh Hoa province's Ha Trung Township won first prize in hat choi (singing in homes).

The organising board presented additional awards for best voice, best instrumentalist and most promising singer./.