New photo contest launched to promote Vietnamese tourism hinh anh 1Making Incense, a photo by Nguyen Khanh, published in National Geographic Magazine in 2017 and Spectacle in 2018. - Illustrative image (Photo courtesy of the artist)

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - A photo contest focusing on landscapes and culture has kicked off with the aim to promote Vietnamese tourism.

Titled Journey, the contest, hosted by the Jillian Perfume brand, asks participants to send photos and stories of their trips throughout the country to the website All entrants will receive a set of Jillian Perfume.

The jury includes National Geographic photographer Tran Tuan Viet, photojournalist Nguyen Khanh and Yumi Duong from Jillian Perfume.

With the slogan “A journey of capturing life fragrances”, the contest launched earlier this month has attracted many young travellers, according to Duong.

“With clear criteria and attractive prizes, the contest drew many participants. We expect that it will help promote Vietnamese tourism.”

“Through the contest, we want to find a young representative who can tell inspiring stories of travelling and introduce images of Vietnamese tourism to the world,” she said

Fifty photos will go to the final round to compete for the top prize which is worth 30 million VND.

The result will be announced on July 25 and the award ceremony and photo exhibition will take place on July 31./.