A photo contest on world heritages in Vietnam was launched in Hanoi on Jan. 27.

The contest, jointly organised by the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition, the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists, the National Cultural Heritage Department and Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, aims to popularise, preserve and develop the value of the nation’s 11 UNESCO-recognised, cultural intangible, tangible and natural heritages.

All Vietnamese citizens and foreigners are able to send colour or black and white photos to the organising board prior to July 4, with each entrant allowed to send up to 11 photos.

The awards ceremony and photo exhibition are planned to take place in Da Nang city on the occasion of the National Day, Sept. 2 and in Hanoi on the occasion of the city’s liberation day, Oct. 10.

The organising board will award one first prize, worth 10 million VND, two second prizes, worth 7 million VND each, three third prizes, valued at 5 million VND each and 10 consolation prizes./.