The Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) launched the eighth International Artistic Photo Contest in Vietnam 2015 (VN-15) on May 25, calling for entries of all amateur and professional photographers worldwide.

The biennial contest in Vietnam is sponsored by the International Federation of Photographic Art and the French organisation Image without Borders.

VAPA Chairman and head of the VN-15’s steering board Vu Quoc Khanh said the competition is a chance for Vietnam to learn from the global photography’s quintessence and popularise excellent works of Vietnamese and international artists.

The VN-15 covers four sections of freestyle, women at work, sublime moments, and still life for both colour and monochrome photos.

Each entrant can submit a maximum of four photos in each section. The file must be saved in the JPEG format with the maximum size of 5Mb each image.

Entries can be submitted to the website or emailed to Discs recording image files can also be sent to VAPA’s board of creation and exhibition at 51 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi.

The contest will be closed on September 15 while results will be announced on October 20. The award ceremony and exhibition are scheduled to take place in early December.

More information on the VN-15 could be found at and