14.06.2021, 09:58

Photo contests spotlight Vietnam s beauty for Vietnamese and foreigners

The event is open to Vietnamese and foreign amateur and professional photographers.



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A photo contest running with the theme of “Vietnam through the lens of foreign photographers” has been launched by the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, reported VOV.

The competition is part of the first Vietnam International Photography Festival, which is scheduled to get underway in Ninh Binh province.

The event is open to Vietnamese and foreign amateur and professional photographers to submit their works that showcase the beauty of Vietnamese land and people.

All entries must be sent to the organizing board’s email address photofestival2021vn@gmail.com before August 20. Each photographer is permitted to send a maximum of 20 photos.

Following the conclusion of the competition, a total of 250 winning works will be put on display at an exhibition held in Ninh Binh in early November.


The Vietnam International Photography Festival is taking place as part of a range of activities during the 2021 National Tourism Year in Ninh Binh. It aims to develop the brand of Vietnamese photography. This will thereby help to promote the country’s image whilst simultaneously enhancing international exchanges through photography.

Last week, a design contest was launched to look for a logo suitable for the upcoming photography festival, which is open to all individuals and organizations in Vietnam and abroad.

Entries must feature no more than four colors and should be suitable for printing and carving. They must also be creative and not duplicated from any other product.

Each entrant is only permitted to send in a maximum of five entries to the organizers at the Department of Fine Arts, Photography, and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. The deadline for submissions is July 30.

First, second and third prizes to be awarded VND 30 million (US$ 1,304), VND 10 million (US$ 435), and VND 5 million (US$217) in cash, respectively.



UNESCO recognized the Imperial city of Hue in Vietnam as a World Cultural Heritage on December 11, 1993. Photo: VNA

This May, the first-ever photo contest and exhibition on national tangible cultural heritage was also opened for amateur and professional photographers, Vietnamese citizens, or ex-pats living in Vietnam 18 years of age and above, reported VNA.

According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the contest seeks valuable photographic works depicting various Vietnam's tangible cultural heritage. It popularizes Vietnamese people's cultural, scientific, historical, and aesthetic values and international people's friends.

The entries should be submitted until September 30 by email to dsvh@bvhttdl.gov.vn or by post and in-person to the Organising Committee at Department of Cultural Heritage, 51 Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

The contest results will be announced on the media and the website of the Department of Cultural Heritage.

Prize-winning works and selected entries will be displayed at the exhibition and printed in a photo book with the theme "Vietnam cultural heritage.”/.


Hannah Nguyen