Two hundred and fifty of the best photos at the sixth International Artistic Photo Contest in Vietnam are now on display at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi.

The contest was launched in May by the Viet Nam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA), under the sponsorship of the International Federation of Photographic Art.

There were 10,500 entries by 1,600 photographers from 55 countries including Germany , Hungary , Myanmar , Turkey , Slovenia , France , Australia , Spain , the US and the UK – a record number for a photo competition in Vietnam . The competition was sponsored by NIKON.

"The entries are varied in topics, which reflects fairly well the life in many countries in the world," said Vu Quoc Khanh, chairman of VAPA and head of the judging board.

"As the host, Vietnam has the most number of entries and winners, which means that the contest has drawn most interest from Vietnamese photographers."

The exhibition will run until December 30./.