Vietnam heritage photo contest launched hinh anh 1 Le Thanh Hai, Editor-in-chief of the Vietnam Heritage Magazine at the ceremony. (Photo:

Vietnam’s nature and daily life coupled with tangible and intangible culture will be featured at the fourth Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards through the lens of photography aficionados, as heard at a ceremony to launch the event held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 12.

The competition, organised annually by the Vietnam Heritage Magazine under the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association, aims to raise public awareness of promoting and preserving cultural and natural heritages.

This year’s contest is expanded with increasingly encouraged submissions of images of the central coastal province of Binh Thuan- a potential tourism centre, Le Thanh Hai, Editor-in-chief of the Vietnam Heritage Magazine said at the ceremony.

She added that the contest is intended to be a catalyst to bring Vietnamese images to the world.

Entries submitted to the contest can be either single images or photo sets. Each competitor is allowed to summit a maximum of four sets of photos and four photos for the single image category.

Photo entries, which can be colour or black-and-white, should be sent through website by September 25.

Some 100 excellent photos chosen from entries submitted to the contest will be blown up and exhibited in October of this year in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Thuan province, Khanh Hoa province, Da Nang city and Hanoi.

The winning photos will be announced on October 10 and the award ceremony is slated for November 25.

The event, sponsored by Canon Marketing Vietnam, has received over 13,000 entries since it was first organised in 2012. As many as 44 exhibitions have been held to display the most outstanding photos nationwide, drawing millions of visitors.-VNA