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Music composer Phu Quang wins Grand Prize of Bui Xuan Phai Awards

Music composer Phu Quang won the Grand Prize of the 13th Bui Xuan Phai – For Love of Hanoi Awards during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Hanoi on October 7.

The annual event, initiated by the VNA’s "The thao va Van hoa" (Sports and Culture) daily, was part of activities towards the 1,010th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi and the 100th birth anniversary of painter Bui Xuan Phai, a founder of modern art in Vietnam.

According to the jury, Phu Quang has been the youngest winning the prize so far with songs about Hanoi. He also partnered with the event as a member of the jury from its first edition.

The Work Prize was granted to Marko Nikolic, 33, from Serbia with the novel “Pho Nha Tho” (Church Street). Through a romantic love story, Nikolic depicted typical identity of Hanoi with both oriental and western features.

The Job Prize went to the Phuc Tan public art project carried out by the People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem district, through which domestic and foreign artists turned a garbage collection area into an art road and conveyed a message of environment protection via the use of recycled items.

A group from Ha Dong district also earned the prize with the collection and presentation of about 150 royal decrees to localities, more than 80 of which were for temples in Hanoi.

The Idea Prize was awarded to the competition for design and construction of milestone Km0 in the Hoan Kiem Lake. The contest was held by the Vietnam Association of Architects' Architecture Magazine under the auspices of the Vietnam Fine Arts Association.

On the occasion, VNA Deputy General Director Vu Viet Trang and guests cut the ribbon to open an exhibition entitled “Bui Xuan Phai – 100 years of love for Hanoi” by Tran Chinh Nghia with about 30 paintings of Phai’s portraits and another exhibition of Bui Xuan Phai’s paintings and sketches collected by painter Van Duong Thanh.