Local students win two photography awards The Saigon Times Daily Vietnam won a team award and an individual award at the 1st International Photography Festival for high school students in Higashikawa, Japan from August 4 to 10, reports Tuoi Tre. Team Thang Long from Hanoi consists of Nguyen Khac Hieu, ninth grader at Doan Thi Diem Ecopark School in Hanoi, Nguyen Ba Hoang Minh, 11th grader at the Foreign Languages School of Hanoi National University, and To Quang Minh, 12th grader at Foreign Languages School of Hanoi National University of Education. Nguyen Ba Hoang Minh is an individual photography award winner at the contest. Higashikawa on Hokkaido Island is known as the world’s photography center. The festival attracted 13 teams from China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Latvia, Uzbekistan, and host Japan. The teams participated in three consecutive marathons over three days, with nature, daily life, and festivals chosen as themes.