An athlete running through Ô Quan Chưởng, one of Hà Nội's heritage sites. VNS Photo Hồ Hoàng
HÀ NỘI A photograpy competition combining sports with Hà Nội’s landmark locations has been launched.
The VPBank Hanoi Marathon-Run&Share contest was launched yesterday ahead of the capital city’s marathon later this month.
The idea is for photographers to take pictures of athletes running near Hà Nội’s heritage sites such as Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Long Biên Bridge and the Văn Miếu-Quốc Tử Giám (Temple of Literature-First National University).
Winning images will take a share of the VNĐ100 million (US$ 4,300) prize fund.
Competition organiser Trần Tuấn Việt said: “The marathon is not just about crossing the finishing line but also about spreading Hà Nội’s beautiful historical and cultural values to the community.”
VPBank has also pledged to pay VNĐ5,000 to the Bring a Pupil to School programme for every kilometre covered during the race, and for each photograph submitted to the competition.
For more information about the competition click here and picture entries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The VPBank Hanoi Marathon 2019 takes place on October 20. VNS