Young people at home and abroad, and foreigners living in Vietnam, are encouraged to participate in a photo and video contest launched by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union this week.

The contest is part of the union's activities to celebrate the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).

The event, Duoi Bong Co To Quoc (Under the Flag of Vietnam), aims to highlight love for country, and the lives of young people, their dreams and challenges at work.

Images about traditional culture and lifestyle are also encouraged.

Submissions should be no more six photos, both black-and-white and colour, and no more than one minute and 20 seconds for a video.

Organisers will present two first prizes worth 15 million VND (740 USD) each and two second prizes of 10 million VND (500 USD) each in the two categories of photo and video.

Three third prizes of 5 million VND (250 USD) each and dozens of consolation prizes will also be given.-VNA