Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2017


The Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2017 is organized by Vietnam Heritage Magazine. The competition seeks out photos about the natural and cultural heritage of Vietnam. The Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2017welcomes submissions of photos concerning the land, nature, people and cultural heritage of Vietnam for publication on the Vietnam Heritage magazine, website www.vietnamheritage.com.vn  and its online pubications.

The contest is held annually, with exhibitions in public places, museums and universities, on occasion of the Vietnam National Heritage Day 23/11.

PARTICIPANTS: Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2017is open to both Vietnamese and foreigners.


1.      Nature (Landscapes, marine resources, forest resources, geological resources, plants, wildlife, the environment)

2.      Tangible heritage (Architecture, sculpture, art, crafts, cultural-historical relics, antiques, national treasures…)

3.      Intangible heritage(Music, dance, festival, folk games, religion…)

4.      Life (Daily life scenes, customs, practices, portraiture…)

5.      Markets



1.      Photographs must be in digital format. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into thecontest. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG, 300 DPI.

  1. Entries could be single photos or series. Entries should focus on the contesttopics as stipulated above.
  2. Participation fee: VND 100.000
  3. Number of entries
    1. SINGLE-PHOTO ENTRY: Maximum of 4 photos for each topic
    2. SERIES-PHOTO ENTRY: Maximum of 4 series with a maximum of 6 photos for each series.
  4. Photos submitted should be accompanied with explanation: time, place, character, the name of the work, author’s name). Stories behind the photo will be welcomed.
  5. Time of photos: in recent 5 years.
  6. No encouragement of photos edited or changed by Photoshop or any other softwarethat changes the essence of the content
  7. Participants are responsible for the photos submitted with regards to copyright law, and must be in compliance with Vietnameseethics.The organizer reserves the right to refuse work submitted late or work that does not follow the rules as stated above.
  8. All photographs will be judged based on the following key criteria:

a.    Relevance to the theme

b.    Composition of the photograph

  1. Members of the organizing board and the Panel of Judges and their family members are not eligible to participate in the contest.
  2. The decision of the Panel of Judges has the highest power and is the final.
  3. The Organizer will not investigate any complaints about the prizes.
  4. Photo entries with registration form, please send to email: vietnamheritagephotoawards@gmail.com; and transfer fee  (VND 100.000) to :

Green Viet Advertisng JSC. Account number 20997419  VPBank – Saigon Branch, HCMC . SWIFT Code : VPBKVNVX

(VNH Photo 2017 - Full name - Phone number) 


PRIZES: There will be 16 prizes .

03 First prizes: Canon EOS 700D kit 18-55mm and printer Canon PIXMA TS8070/ each prize

03 Second prizes: Canon EOS 700D kit 18-55mm/ each prize

03 Third prizes: Canon IX6770/ each prize

07 Runners-up prizes: Canon IP2770 or voucher of tour and resort/ each prize



ORGANIZER: Vietnam Heritage Magazine

  1. Ms Le ThanhHai – Editor-in-Chief of Vietnam Heritage magazine– Chief of The Organizing Board – 090 303 0808
  2. Ms Bui Thi Hang – Director of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association’s Southern branch, PR Director of Vietnam Heritage magazine– Deputy Chief of The Organizing Board – 091 392 7397
  3. Ms Nguyen Thuy Phuong: Assistant of The Organizing Board (028) 38118846;


       Hot line: (028) 3811 8846



1. Photographer Hoang TrungThuy, Chairman of the Board of Judges

2. Photographer Doan ThiTho, EVAPA, EFIAP

3. Film Director Nguyen Quoc Hung, Film Master, Deputy Director of TV studios TFS – HCMC Television



  1. Announcement of the contest : 10th July 2017
  2. Deadline for entries:24p.m.,15th September, 2017
  3. The result of exhibition photos will be announced on 10th October, 2017



From July to November2017 the organizer’s facebook Vietnam Heritage in collaboration with sponsors’ fanpages will organize a Mini Quiz  with40 questions about Vietnam’s nature and culture (on the Facebook pages of Vietnam Heritage, Canon and Vietjet Air...)



Ehibitions are scheduled to be held from October 2017 through March 2018, in cities such as: Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hanoi



November 23rd, 2017



The organizer reservesthe right to use photos submitted to the Contest for the promotional and marketing purposes of the program by media means, website, iOS application, and on the Facebook pages of Vietnam Heritage magazine and its partners.

Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2017 will publish a photo album with best photos selected for the exhibitions.Each contest participant will be entitled to receive one album.

Works selected for printing in Vietnam Heritage magazine will be paid at the usual rate of the magazine. 



(The photos entries should have resolution of 300 dpi and not exceed 5 MB)

Information about the photographer:

Full name: Male/Female:
Nickname: Year of birth:

Nationality: ID card/ Passport:



Information about the photos/series:

Title of the photos/series:

Number of the photos/series:

Caption for the photos/series (Where and when the photo(s) is taken? Who in the photo? The story behind this series? Etc . . .)

I agree to the Rules of the Contest. I hereby certify that the work submitted is my own.


Please send your photos and registration form to email: vietnamheritagephotoawards@gmail.com

For more information please contact Ms Hai at 0903 030 808

Tel: (84-28) 38118846


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