At the launching ceremony. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Invitations are now open for a photography competition among both Vietnamese and foreigners to promote primary healthcare for people in Vietnam.

The competition was launched by Radio The Voice of Vietnam (VoV), the European Union delegation to Vietnam, the World Bank, and the Ministry of Health in Hanoi on August 29.

The contest aims to raise public awareness of the importance of primary health workers at grass-root medical stations and their contribution to improving the wellbeing of Vietnamese people, particularly ethnic minority groups and those living in disadvantaged areas, Editor-in-chief of VoV Online Newspaper Pham Manh Hung told the launching event.

It will also provide an insight into what the EU delegation to Vietnam has done to support the delivery of primary care services for people across the country, he said.

Both amateur and professional, and Vietnamese and foreign photographers living in Vietnam are encouraged to participate in the competition.

The participants can submit colour or black-and-white photos with a maximum file size of 4,000 pixels and no less than 4MB, with a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch).

They can submit either a single or a series of photos that capture different aspects of public primary medical service delivery, especially those living in disadvantaged areas including the provinces of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Bac Kan, Lang Son, and others.

Any photograph taken since the 1978 adoption of the Declaration of Alma-Ata on primary healthcare will be acceptable.

There is no limit to the number of photos submitted by each photographer.

The contest will award one first, two second, and three third and five consolation prizes with payouts of 50 million VND, 20 million VND, 5 million VND and 2 million VND, respectively.

The organizing board will receive the photos directly at VoV Online Newspaper, 43 Ba Trieu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, or by post from September 1 to October 15, 2018. Online submission must be sent to cuocthianhvov.vn@gmail.com during that time.

The award ceremony will take place in October where the winning photos will be exhibited. –VNA