Myanmar wins second prize in UNESCO contest

Ko Nay Lin Tun, a young photographer from Myanmar, won the second photographic prize in the 2023 Youth Eye on the Silk Road photo contest organized by UNESCO, according to the Myanmar Photographic society.
The 21-year-old photographer won the second prize in the 5th edition of UNESCO Youth Eye on the Silk Road photo contest with the image of the ‘Festival of Lights’ at Mwaytaw Kakku Pagoda of Shan State.
The photo contest offers an exciting opportunity for young people from all over the world to capture their understanding of the shared heritage of the Silk Road through the lens of their camera. It was divided into two categories: Category 1: 14-17 years old and Category 2: 18-25 years old.
Under Category 2, a 25-year-old Iran photographer grabbed first prize with the image themed Hawraman Village in the Kurdistan region and Myanmar photographer Ko Nay Lin Tun won second prize with the ‘Lights on Temples in Myanmar’ which feat ures Pa-O ethnic damsels lighting candles at the Mwaytaw Kakku Pagoda.
The contest received more than 6,700 young participants worldwide. — ASH/KTZH

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