Terraced fields in Ban Luoc commune, Hoang Su Phi district of Ha Giang province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A photo contest themed “Vietnam today” was launched in Hanoi on December 17, aiming to promote the country’s tourism in the eyes of domestic and international tourists.

The contest, the seventh of its kind jointly held by the Vietnam Tourism Review under the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists, forms part of the activities marking the 56th founding anniversary of the Vietnamese tourism sector (July 9, 1960).

Eligible candidates are professional and amateur photographers at home and abroad who are encouraged to capture the beauty of land and people of Vietnam, which is mirrored through landscapes, historical and cultural relic sites, people’s daily life, customs and cuisine.

Entries should be sent to Vietnam Tourism Review, 4 Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi no later than May 31, 2016.

One first, two second, three third and five consolation prizes will be presented to the top entries.

The contest was first launched in 1990 with the latest one held in 2013 under the theme “Vietnam-charmless beauty”, which attracted 6,466 works by 590 photographers from 61 cities and provinces nationwide.-VNA