The beauty and grace of áo dài, a symbol of feminine beauty in Việt Nam, is promoted through visual art at Bức Tranh Thành Phố Năm 2019 (Picture of the City in 2019), a photo contest launched by the HCM City Department of Culture & Sports, which aims to capture images of HCM City’s developments in culture, economy and integrations. — VNS Photo Lê Anh Vũ
HCM CITY — Vietnamese photographers in the country and abroad are encouraged to join the photo contest Bức Tranh Thành Phố Năm 2019 (Picture of the City in 2019), which aims to capture images of HCM City’s developments in culture, economy and international integration.
The event, organised by the city’s Department of Culture & Sports in co-operation with its partners, aims to highlight the city’s history, culture and lifestyle through the visual arts.
Social issues such as environmental pollution and urban developments are included.
Images of local people who pay a role in the city’s economy, culture and tourism developments are also encouraged.
The contest’s organisers also hope to encourage young photographers to develop their talent.
The participants can take a photo of individuals or of a group. Submissions should be original works captured in 2018 and 2019, and should not have been submitted in previous competitions or exhibited publicly. The works should be in black-and- white or colour, without editing.
Entries may be submitted as a single photograph including captions.
Organisers said a high priority would be given to entries focusing on creative and unique views and presentations.
Entries should be sent before October 31 to the organising board’s website http://www.buctranhthanhpho.com.
The awards ceremony will be organised in late November. The best photos will be exhibited at the city’s Book Street on Nguyễn Văn Bình Street, District 1. — VNS