Viet Nam News
QUẢNG NAM — The central province of Quảng Nam has launched a photo contest on murals in the fishing village of Trung Thanh in Tam Kỳ City’s Tam Thanh Commune on August 17-20.
Tam Kỳ City’s information centre said the contest, entitled ‘Next Journey-Follow Your Dream’, is open for all Vietnamese and foreign residents in Việt Nam as well tourists visiting the city.
The contest’s organising committee said competitors can send as many original photos as possible.
Competitors can take photos and post them on their facebook page to join the contest before sending original photos to email@example.com, or the Centre of Culture and Information at 56 Trần Cao Vân Street in Tam Kỳ City in Quảng Nam Province.
As scheduled, the contest jury will select the best photos for an exhibition in Tam Kỳ City on August 20.
The organising committee said all awarded photos will be under ownership of the province’s People’s Committee, and the winning photos would be enlarged and published publicly.
The winners will walk away with VNĐ5 million (US$222) and one night voucher at Tam Thanh Beach Resort.
Two runners-up will pocket VNĐ3 million ($133) and one night free at the resort.
The organising committee will also present two third place awards and five runner-up prizes.
The village was decorated with colourful murals on the moss-covered walls under the Korea Foundation Community Art Exchange Programme last month.
Five artists from South Korea and 12 volunteers from both Việt Nam and Korea had turned the old walls of 100 houses in the village to colourful murals, depicting portraits of villagers and local scenes and more regional panoramas.
Earlier, photographers from South Korea, the Philippines and Turkey visited the mural village to take photos for an exhibition in Seoul and other cities later this year.
According to the contest organising committee, the mural village would lure tourists from Hội An, Đà Nẵng, Huế and neighbouring provinces as well as locals from Tam Kỳ City. — VNS