Vietnam heritage photo contest calls for entries hinh anh 1Winner of the 6th Vietnam heritage photo contest (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The seventh Vietnam heritage photo contest was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on August 1, with registration now opening to Vietnamese citizens and foreigners.

This year, in addition to traditional themes like the nature, physical culture and lifestyle, the awards introduces new topics on Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) and travelling experience with Vietjet Air.

Entries can be single or sets of photos captured in the past two years, with no time limitation set for the Ao Dai topic. Each candidate can send a maximum of four single photos to each topics as well as four photo collections, each set containing no more than six photos.

Submissions should be sent to, with deadline falling on September 30.

This year’s competition will present 18 prizes, consisting of 12 main prizes and six others for under-25-years-old photographers. The organsing board will announce the 100 photos selected for an online exhibition and brick-and-mortal ones in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Da Nang on October 20. The awards ceremony will take place in Ho Chi Minh City this November.

At the launching ceremony, Editor-in-chief of Vietnam Heritage magazine and head of the organising board Le Thanh Hai said she expects the event will continue attracting submissions from across Vietnam and abroad.

The photo contest is held annually by the Vietnam Heritage magazine under the Cultural Heritage Association of Vietnam to celebrate the Vietnam National Heritage Day on November 23. It aims to popularise images of Vietnam to international friends and raise public awareness of maintaining and preserving the country’s cultural and natural heritages.-VNA