As many as 1,427 amateur and professional photographers from 51 countries and territories are taking part in the seventh International Artistic Photo Contest in Vietnam.

The event is organised by the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) under the patronage of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP).

At the opening ceremony to grade the photos on September 27, VAPA President Vu Quoc Khanh said that the organising board received 15,360 entries between May 30 and August 31, up 3,760 from the previous contest.

From September 27 to October 2, a jury will select 500-600 outstanding photos. There will be one VAPA and one FIAP award system.

An award ceremony and an exhibition displaying the best photos are scheduled to be held in Hanoi later this year.-VNA