|‘Ở Nhà Tránh Dịch’ (Stay Home to Avoid the Pandemic) by photographer Lê Tuệ won the gold medal for the conceptual category in the Việt Nam Art Photo Contest and Exhibition 2020. — Photo courtesy of the artist
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam Art Photo Contest and Exhibition 2022, seeking the best photographic works across the country, has just been launched by the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition.
The contest encourages artists to create quality photos, contributing to introducing and promoting the image of Việt Nam at home and abroad.
It is open to professional and non-professional photographers who are Vietnamese citizens, including those living or working abroad, aged 18 years or older.
The entries required to be created from July 2020 to July 2022 will compete in two categories: realistic and conceptual photos.
Their content must reflect on life, people, culture, landscape, nature, nation-building, the fight against natural disasters and pandemics, thoughts, opinions, ideas about life, and other content-oriented towards the values truth, goodness and beauty.
The organising board will award two sets of prizes for two photo categories with 30 winners, including two gold medals, four silver medals, eight bronze medals, and 16 consolation prizes.
The contest is open for entries online until July.
The closing and opening ceremony of the Việt Nam Art Photo Contest and Exhibition 2022 is planned for October in HCM City and November in Hà Nội. The online exhibition takes place from October 2022.
The contest of 2020 received 12,480 entries by 1,516 photographers from 63 provinces and cities nationwide after over four months, the highest number ever recorded. VNS