Le Truong Giang, head of the organising board, launches the contest. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
- Amateur and professional photographers have been invited to submit photos for a heritage contest launched in Hanoi on January 26.

With the title of Heritage Itinerary, the contest aims to feature the richness and diversity of Vietnam’s cultural heritage and people. Participants can send their entries from March 1 to August 31.

Vietnam Heritage Magazine is hosting the contest for the sixth time. It is seeking photos featuring the beauty of Vietnam’s nature, culture and people, according to Le Truong Giang, editor-in-chief of the magazine.

As entrants taking part in two categories, Photo Album and Cover Photo, the best photos will be published in the magazine.

As the magazine is run by Vietnam Airlines, this year photographers can also submit photos taken in countries the airline visits.

The jury board includes Vu Quoc Khanh, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA); Vi Kien Thanh, head of the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition; Nguyen Thai Thien, vice chairman of the Authority of Press (Ministry of Information and Communications); Dinh Thi Cam Ly, editor of the Vietnam Heritage Magazine; and Nguyen Viet Thanh, Viet Nam News photojournalist.
“We encourage young photographers to discover new angles,” Thanh said. “We also welcome participants in the Photo Album category (10-15 photos) because we believe it requires much creativity, effort and intelligence.” 

Photo tours will be organised to the north-eastern region, the southern border region bounded by Laos and the south-western region with support from Ford Vietnam and Leica Boutique.

Leica Boutique will co-operate with the organising board to organise photo workshops during the contest. - VNA