The Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) launched its seventh international photo contest in Hanoi on May 30.

Apart from providing an opportunity to enjoy art works produced by some of the world’s leading photographers, the competition also looks to promote Vietnam’s image, culture, and people internationally.

This year’s contest includes the categories for freedom, nature, travel, and portraiture.

An award presentation ceremony and an exhibition of awarded works will take place in Hanoi in late November 2013.-VNA