Photo contest on national tangible cultural heritage launched hinh anh 1The Imperial city of Hue in Vietnam is recognised by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage on December 11, 1993. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) -  The first ever photo contest and exhibition on national tangible cultural heritage was launched on June 9 with the aim to raise awareness of heritage conservation in the local community.

According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the contest seeks valuable photographic works depicting various types of the country's tangible cultural heritage and popularise the cultural, scientific, historical and aesthetic values of the heritages to Vietnamese people and international friends.

The photo contest is opened for both amateur and professional photographers, who are Vietnamese citizens or expats living in Vietnam of 18 years of age and above.

The entries should be submitted until September 30, 2021, either by email to, or by post and in person to the Organising Committee at: Department of Cultural Heritage, 51 Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

The results of the contest will be announced on the media and the website of the Department of Cultural Heritage. 

Prize-winning works and selected entries will be displayed at the exhibition and printed in a photo book with the theme "Vietnam cultural heritage”. /.