HCM CITY (VNS) — The third Viet Nam Heritage Photo Awards to celebrate the National Cultural Heritage Day on November 23 began receiving entries yesterday.
Themed The Soul of Viet Nam, the awards aim to raise public awareness on promotion and preservation of cultural and natural heritage values.
Sponsored by Canon Marketing Vietnam, the competition is open to both Vietnamese and foreigners aged 18 and above.
This year, organisers have extended the competition by including a Junior Viet Nam Heritage Awards contest open to people under 18.
Subjects of photos can vary, from nature, daily life, or tangible and intangible heritage.
"I have realised that Viet Nam hides a lot of precious things. We understand the importance of supporting artists and the cultural scene in Viet Nam, and it gives us great pleasure to be in partnership with Vietnam Heritage magazine," said Nick Yoshida, president and CEO of Canon Marketing Vietnam.
As many as 100 photos chosen from entries submitted to the contest will be printed in large format and exhibited in 10 cities across the country, starting from October.
A total of 30 prizes of Canon cameras and printers of different types will be given to winners of the contest that will be announced on October 8.
Entries can be either colour or black-and-white of at least 300 dpi and at most five megabytes. They should be submitted to by September 20.
The contest is organised by Vietnam Heritage magazine under the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association. — VNS