A photo contest will be held for Vietnamese and foreigners during the first Vietnam International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Binh Thuan Central province from August 29 to September 3.

Each contestant can send as many photos as they like to the organising board before September 10. The prizes will be 20 million VND (1000 USD) for the first, 10 million (500 USD) for second, 7 million VND (350 USD) for third and 3 million VND (150 USD) for encouragement award.

The contest is being organised by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), Binh Thuan Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Chien Thang Company.

The jury panel will be made up of veteran photographers from the Vietnam Artistic Photographers Association and the Vietnam News Agency.-VNA