Photo contest to capture the beauty of Vietnam’s rivers hinh anh 1Foreign visitors go sightseeing at the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal by boat in HCM City. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A photo competition on Vietnamese rivers was officially launched in Hanoi on March 29.

Under the selected themes of “history-culture”, “modernisation-economic development” and “global challenges of climate change”, each photographer can submit entries in three categories – single photo, collection and reportage.

The organisation board, which consists of members from the Vietnam Inland Waterways Administration, the Department of Cultural Heritage and the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists, encourages the submissions of historical and archive materials.

All entries should be sent to , starting from April 1.

Amateur and professional photographers in Vietnam and abroad are both eligible to participate.

The contest will award one first prize, two second prizes, three third prizes and ten consolation prizes.

Meanwhile, 150 entries will be selected to be on display at an exhibition at the site of Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) – Quoc Tu Giam (the First National University). The exhibition is scheduled to run from June 28 through to July 2.

Further information can be found on and and