The Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF) under the Embassy of Denmark announced winners of the Talent Prize 2014 “Climate Change in Photography” during its closing ceremony on November 21.

The event was also organised by Ashui Vietnam Corporation and The Thao Van Hoa (Sport and Culture) newspaper.

The competition received a total of 250 entries since its launch five months ago.

The photo “Destruction by human-beings” by Mai Thanh Chung won the Grand Prize whilst “Panorama of the street after the rain” by Dao Duc Thanh was selected as the best photo taken with a smartphone.

“Behind the city” by Pham Doan Tuan was awarded “The People’s Choice”.

Danish Ambassador to Vietnam John Nielsen said the annual Talent Prize is set to award outstanding young Vietnamese artists within specific art sectors.

This year’s theme aims to encourage the young artists to reflect various impacts of climate change on daily life in photography, he said.

He expressed his hope that the contest has contributed to raising the public awareness on those impacts and how each people can make a difference.

The Talent Prize is one of CDEF’s programmes to provide support for contemporary artists under 35 years old in Vietnam.

Since founded in 2011, CDEF has been supporting over 60 projects in the different fields, including contemporary dance, performance art, publishing and filmmaking.-VNA