Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The deadline for entries to the photo contest ‘For the health of Vietnamese people’ has been extended until October 31.
The previously-announced deadline was October 15.
The contest, celebrating 40 years of the Alma-Ata Declaration on primary health care (PHC), was launched by the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV) online newspaper, the European Union delegation to Việt Nam, the World Bank (WB), and the Ministry of Health in the capital city on August 29.
The contest aims to raise public awareness of PHC facilities at the grassroots level and their contribution to the health of Vietnamese people, especially ethnic minority groups and those living in disadvantaged areas including the provinces of Hà Giang, Cao Bằng, Lào Cai, Lai Châu, Bắc Kạn, Lạng Sơn, Yên Bái, Sơn La, Điện Biên, Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Đắk Nông, and others.
It is also designed to provide an insight into the EU’s contribution to PHC services for the people of Việt Nam.
Both professional and amateur photographers across the country and overseas Vietnamese as well as foreigners living and working in Việt Nam are eligible to participate.
The contest aims to capture different aspects of PHC activities for the Vietnamese. Any photo taken since the 1978 adoption of the Alma-Ata Declaration on PHC will be acceptable.
A member of the organising board, MSc. Dr. Lê Minh Sang, health specialist of the WB in Việt Nam, told VOV that the works would focus on promoting 10 PHC components which are health education, proper nutrition and food supply, clean water supply and sanitation, maternal and child health care and family planning, immunisation, local disease control, accessible treatment, drug provision, health management, and strengthening of health facilities.
To enter, participants should submit a single or a series of colour or black-and-white digital photos with a maximum file size of 4,000 pixels and no less than 4MB, with a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch).
Contest entries must be attached in the form of word file, including order numbers and file names, participants’ full names, addresses, phones and emails, and cohesive captions of 150 words or less of in-photo characters, places and events.
Entries can be sent to email@example.com, by post or directly to the VOV newspaper at No 43 Bà Triệu, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hà Nội.
The contest will award one first, two second, three third and five consolation prizes with payouts of VNĐ50 million (US$2,100), VNĐ20 million, VNĐ5 million and VNĐ2 million, respectively.
The organising board reserves the right to use the selected works for the purposes of propaganda and promotion for the photo contest without paying any fees. — VNS