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HÀ NỘI – Overseas Vietnamese and all those living in Việt Nam, including foreigners, are invited to enter a photo competition. The contest theme is "Vietnamese Rivers". The contest is open until June 20.
Works submitted should reflect one of these three themes: Vietnamese rivers, history and culture; Vietnamese rivers during the cause of đổi mới (Renewal) and economic development of the country; and Vietnamese rivers facing challenges from global climate change.
Amateur and professional photographers can submit entries in three categories – single photo, collection and reportage.
The contest honours the role of rivers in the development of the nation’s history, while recognizing the process of trade and cultural exchange between Việt Nam and foreign countries.
Photographing Vietnamese rivers offers an opportunity for members of the public to assess the direct impact of climate change on Vietnamese rivers. This will raise public awareness of the importance of protecting the environment.
The competition is a joint project of the Việt Nam Inland Waterways Administration, the Department of Cultural Heritage, and the Việt Nam Association of Photographic Artists.
Excellent photos will be selected for display at an exhibition at Văn Miếu (Temple of Literature). The exhibition is scheduled to run from June 28 through to July 2. -- VNS