27.01.2022, 07:22

14 photos win awards at the ‘Story of Plastic Waste’ contest

HÀ NỘI —  Fourteen photos have been selected from thousands of entries to win awards at a photo contest featuring the plastic and environment in Viet Nam.   

The photo contest, themed ‘Story of Plastic Waste’, was organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Although the winners were previously announced, due to COVID the awards ceremony only took place in Ha Noi on Monday.

The main prizes were awarded to the three best works; "Vấn nạn rac thải nhựa” (Plastic Waste Problem) by Nguyễn Đoan Kết, "Vị giam đốc trẻ me nhặt rac” ở Đa Nẵng: 10 năm dọn ve sinh khong cong dưoi đay biển" (The young director who loves to pick up trash in Đa Nẵng: 10 years of unpaid cleaning in the seabed) by Nguyễn Giang Nam and “Tai chế nhựa” (Plastic Recycling) by Trần Văn Tuy.

14 photos win awards at the ‘Story of Plastic Waste’ contest

The photo contest received 8,434 works from many different sources, including students and lecturers of more than 40 universities, colleges and high schools; journalists from more than 30 press agencies; photographers of the Viet Nam Association of Photographic Artists and more than 20 local photography clubs across the country.

It was organised to raise public awareness about the management of household and plastic waste, thereby making people and businesses more aware of the negative impacts of improper waste management on human health and the environment.

Along with this event, UNDP and Viet Nam General Department of Sea and Islands launched the campaign “Non, biển chung tay - Dọn ngay rac nhựa” (Mountains and sea together - Clean up plastic waste) to call for action to recycle, reuse and reduce single-use plastic waste.

In addition, UNDP also introduced to the public the application Săn Rac (Garbage Hunting) - a mobile application to report and monitor all illegal, spontaneous landfills in Viet Nam. Users can take photos and record information on the application about illegal garbage spots on the "Garbage Hunting" Map, thereby helping local authorities, stakeholders and people to handle them promptly. VNS