Vietnam heritage photo exhibition 2015 (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The fifth Vietnam heritage photo contest, themed “Rivers of Vietnam”, was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on August 2, open to Vietnamese citizens and foreigners.

Entries can be single or sets of photos highlighting nature, tangible and non-tangible culture, and daily life, which should be sent to cuocthianhdisanvietnam@gmail.com .

At the launching ceremony, Editor-in-chief of Vietnam Heritage magazine and head of the organising board Le Thanh Hai said the event aims to popularise images of Vietnam to international friends and raise public awareness of maintaining and preserving the country’s cultural and natural heritages.

The board will present 100 photos to a community-based charity programme that builds flood-resistant houses in disadvantaged areas.

The awards ceremony is scheduled for November in Ho Chi Minh City.

The 100 best entries will be chosen for display from October until the end of the Lunar New Year festival at tourist attractions, museums and universities in Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, Da Nang and Hanoi.

The contest is a joint effort between the Cultural Heritage Association of Vietnam’s Vietnam Heritage magazine and Canon Marketing Vietnam company.-VNA