Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thua Hy is a big name in the fields of humanities and social sciences in the country. He has been known for his researches and translated works on socio-economy, history and culture of Thang Long-Hanoi. He has made outstanding contribution to the sociology.
The Work Prize went to the book titled Mot thoi Ha Noi hat by Nguyen Truong Quy, featuring the lives of Hanoi through composer Doan Chuan’s music.
The Job Prize belonged to a Hanoi sketching group, who have activities promoting the beauty of the capital.
The suggestions how to clean up the To Lich River of Hanoi authorities and local people; and a project on building the Formula 1 race and hosting Formula 1 Grand Prix in Hanoi for the first time in 2020 got the Idea Prize.
Established in 2008 by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s Sports & Culture newspaper and the family of the late famous painter Bui Xuan Phai, the award aims to honor love for the capital city. The awards were classified into the four categories: Grand Prize, Idea Prize, Job Prize and Work Prize.
The prize is named after painter Bui Xuan Phai (1920-1988), the founder of modern art in Vietnam. He is known for his paintings of Hanoi’s old quarter, landscapes and young woman. His works are displayed in several national and international museums. He received the highest national award, the Ho Chi Minh Prize, posthumously in 1996.