The press conference on the ABG5's International Photo Contest (Photo: thethaovanhoa.vn)

Da Nang (VNA) – An International Photo Contest themed ‘Shining Sea, Bright Future’ has been launched by the 5th Asian Beach Games in Da Nang City for domestic and foreign photographers.

The competition was organised in tandem with the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists.

The contest is open to photographers capturing the beauty of sports competitions during the ongoing Games.

Photos taken during from September 24th through October 15th are eligible for the competition. Each candidate may submit up to 10 black-and-white or colour photos. The contest jury will select the best photos between October 16-30. Groups of up to three photographers are also eligible to apply.

The winner will win a cash-prize of 15 million VND (666 USD). Two runners-up will each win 10 million VND (444 USD). Three third prizewinners will each win 7 million VND (311 USD), while 10 consolation prizes totaling 30 million VND (1,300 USD) will also be awarded. 

The best photos will be displayed at a future exhibition in Da Nang, Hanoi or HCM City.

The Asian Beach Games are the biggest beach sporting games in Asia. In the past, the games have drawn the participation of over 7,000 athletes, coaches, officials and referees from 42 countries and territories competing in 14 sports for 172 medal sets.

The Asian Beach Games opened on September 24th and will close on October 10th.-VNA