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Rules of Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2014

Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2014
“ The soul of Vietnam”

I. PURPOSE

On the occasion of the 10th Vietnam National Heritage Day, 23 November 2014, the
Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards will be launched.

The Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2014 is organized by Vietnam Heritage Magazine with the valuable support of Canon as its main sponsor. The competition seeks out photos about the natural and cultural heritage of Vietnam.

The Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2014 welcomes submissions of photos concerning the land, nature, people and their stories of Vienam heritage for publication on the Vietnam Heritage magazine, website www.vietnamheritage.com.vn, iOS application and in Facebook. With the support of The Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of key provinces throughout Vietnam, 20 exhibitions of selected works from the contest will be held in over 10 cities. The exhibitions aim to share with the public views, and stories concerned with the heritage of Vietnam through the power of photography.

II. PARTICIPANTS
The Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2014 is open to both Vietnamese and foreigners.

III. CONTEST TOPICS
1. Nature (Landscapes, marine resources, forest resources, geological resources, plants, wildlife, the environment)
2. Tangible heritage (Architecture, sculpture, art, crafts...)
3. Intangible heritage (Music, dance, festival, folk games, religion...)
4. Life (Daily life scenes, customs, practices, portraiture...)

IV. PROVISIONS FOR ENTRIES
1. Photographs must be in digital format, either coloured or black and white. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller, must be in JPEG, 300 DPI.
2. Entries could be single photos or series. Entries should focus on the contest topics as stipulated above.
3. Number of entries:
a. SINGLE-PHOTO ENTRY: Maximum 4 photos for each topic.
b. SERIES-PHOTO ENTRY: Maximum 3 series, each series to consist of a
maximum of 8 photos.
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. Photos should be taken within the period from 01 January 2013 till 20 September 2014. (The organizer will ask for the original photos if needed).
6. No acceptance of photos edited or changed by Photoshop or any other software in a way that 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 Vietnamese ethics. The organiser 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
9. Members of the organising board and the Panel of judges are not eligible to participate in the contest.
10. The decision of the Panel of Judges has the highest power and is the final.
11. The Organizer will not investigate any complaints about the prizes.

V. PRIZES : There will be 30 prizes.
SERIES: One first prize, one second prize, one third prize and two runner-up prizes.
SINGLE-PHOTO: Each category has one first prize, one second prize, one third prize and two runner-up prizes.

05 First Prize: One Canon EOS 700D camera kit and one Canon PIXMA MG6470 printer
05 Second Prize: One Canon SX 600 and one Canon PIXMA E560 printer
05 Third Prize: One Canon Ixus 145 camera and one Canon PIXMA iP2770 printer
10 Runner – up prizes: Canon PIXMA E400 printer

05 JUNIOR VIETNAM HERITAGE PHOTO AWARDS 2014: (Prizes for photographers aged under 18): Canon Selphy CP910 printers

VI. ORGANIZER: Vietnam Heritage Magazine

1. Ms Le Thanh Hai – 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. Photographer Hoang Trung Thuy – Advisor of The Organizing Board

Ms Nguyen Thuy Phuong: Assistant of The Organizing Board (08) 3827 2749;Mr
Nguyen Thai Duc -Website technical – 091 392 7397; Ms Ngo Hong Ngoc and Ms
Kha Tu Anh – Email: vietnamdisan@gmail.com. Ms Kha Tu Anh via 0984 267 355

Exhibition programs in Ho Chi Minh City will be conducted with the support of the Cultural Heritage Association of Ho Chi Minh City. Exhibitions in other cities and provinces will
be held with the support of People's Committees and Departments of Culture, Sports and
Tourism of those cities and provinces.

VII. THE PANEL OF JUDGES
1. Photographer Hoang Quoc Tuan, Master FIAP
2. Photographer Doan Thi Tho, EVAPA, FIAP
3. Photographer Nguyen Dong. AVAPA
4. Film Director Nguyen Quoc Hung, Film Master, Deputy Director of TV studios TFS – HCMC Television
5. Photographer Hoang Giang Hai

VIII. GUIDELINES
1.
Deadline for entries: Participants can submit entries from 01 July 2014. Deadline: 24:00, 20 September, 2014.
2. Participants should read the rules of the contest carefully and complete the registration forms.
3. Entries are to be submitted at www.photocontest.vietnamheritage.com.vnvietnamdisan@gmail.com, vnheritagemagazine@gmail.com or sent CDs to 15A/28 Le Thanh Ton St, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City. Entry form: www.vietnamheritage.com.vn
4. Any inquiries should be sent to: vietnamdisan@gmail.com, or contact Ms Kha Tu Anh
via 0984 267 355. Vietnam Heritage
Magazine, Floor 4th 1/1 Hoang Viet St,. Ward 4, Tan Binh Dist, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam.

5. The result of the contest will be available on the website: www. vietnamheritage.com.vn
a. Exhibition photos: October 8, 2014
b. Prize announcement: November 23, 2014

VIETNAM HERITAGE PHOTO AWARDS 2014 - FACEBOOK CONTEST
In July and August. during the VIETNAM HERITAGE PHOTO AWARDS 2014, the Organizer’s facebook Vietnam Heritage in collaboration with sponsors’ websites will organize Facebook contests. www.facebook.com/vnheritage

DATE OF THE EXHIBITIONS
20 Exhibitions are scheduled to be held from 22 October 2014 to the end of Tet Holiday of 2015, in cities such as: Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue,
Ha Long, Ha Noi, Da Lat, Vung Tau, Can Tho

VIETNAM HERITAGE PHOTO AWARDS 2014 CEREMONY
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday 23 November 2014, at The Independence Palace, Ho Chi Minh City.
There will also be a winning-photo auction at the Awards Ceremony. Money raised from the auction will be given to support training programs of Saigon Children’s Charity.

VIII. COOPERATION AND SPONSORSHIP
Main Sponsor: Canon Vietnam
Transportation Sponsor: Vietjet Air

The Organizer hopes to receive support from domestic and foreign businesses to promote the exhibitions and the theme of Vietnam Heritage more forcefully and widely.

IX. OTHERS
The organizer reserves the 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, the Diamond Sponsor, the Transportation Sponsor and Gold Sponsors.

The organizer will pay for works selected for exhibitions. . 200,000VND per single photo and 500,000VND per a serie.Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2014 exhibition catalogues will be sent to authors as gifts.Works selected for printing in Vietnam Heritage magazine will be paid at the usual rate of the magazine.

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