Tourists are being asked to send holiday videos and their feelings about their trip to the country to the Green Vietnam Video Contest, which aims to promote tourism and raise people's awareness of sustainable tourism.

The contest, which was launched on June 26, focuses on supporting and encouraging Vietnamese students to join in community-based tourism activities and to take advantages of communication technologies and social networks to promote Vietnam tourism's image.

The contest, which carries the theme "Green Trip – Green Clip," is being organised by the Green Apple Centre, a non-profit organisation focusing on sustainable development, which is sponsored by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

Videos should be sent to the organising board before December 31 via the website

Entrants are also asked to submit suggestions on ways to develop green tours and sustainable tourism.

The Green Vietnam contest is a chance to hilight Vietnam 's beauty and to raise peoples' awareness of sustainable and community-based tourism, said Le Tuan Anh, Head of Tourism Marketing Department under the VNAT.

"The contest will create a trend among young people to preserve and promote the country's cultural and natural values," he said. "The contest will also help to popularise Vietnam 's image to our international friends."

The competition is open to both Vietnamese and foreign tourists.-VNA