More than 100 works win 12th National Press Awards
Updated : Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:09 AM (GMT+0700)

Asmany as 105 media works winning the 12th National Press Awards 2017will be honoured at an award ceremony in Hanoi on June 21, the VietnamRevolutionary Journalism Day.

Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Journalism Association Ho Quang Loi (L) at the
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The winning works includeeight A prizes, 25 B prizes, 43 C prizes and 29 consolation prizes, heard apress conference in Hanoi on June 12.

According to Ho Quang Loi,Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Journalism Association and Vice Chairmanof the Council of the National Press Awards 2017, the council decided to raisethe prize values from the 2017 season, with each A prize winner receiving up to100 million VND (4,400 USD).

The 12th NationalPress Awards attracted 1,753 entries from 155 press agencies and individualsacross the country.

There was no big differencein the quality between works of central and local press agencies, Loi said,noticing that reportages and documentaries made by local reporters were highlyappreciated.

Regarding the 2018 edition,Loi underlined that a special prize will be chosen from A prizes and it will bekept secret until the award ceremony. A confidential group of critics will beset up to give further evaluation of the works entering the final round.

After 12 years oforganisation, the National Press Awards has attracted the proactiveparticipation of press agencies and journalists nationwide. The event aims tohonour authors and group authors with excellent media works.


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