Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2016

Rivers of Vietnam



The Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2016 is organized by Vietnam Heritage Magazine. The competition seeks out photos about the natural and cultural heritage of Vietnam in general, and stories and images about Rivers of Vietnam particular.

The Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2016welcomes submissions of photos concerning the land, nature, people and cultural heritageof Vietnam for publication on the Vietnam Heritage magazine, website www.vietnamheritage.com.vn

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 2016is open to both Vietnamese and foreigners.


A.    Rivers of Vietnam ( Nature, culture and life on/with the rivers)

B.     Photos about Vietnam

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…)




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. 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 8 photos for each series.
  3. 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.
  4. Time of photos:

·         Topics about nature, tangible heritage,intangible heritage, life: Photos from 2014 - 2016

·         Rivers of Vietnam: Photos from 2011 - 2016

  1. No acceptance of photos edited or changed by Photoshop or any other softwarethat changes the essence of the content
  2. 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.
  3. 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 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.


  1. Photo entries, please send to: cuocthianhdisanvietnam@gmail.com

Hotline: KhaTuAnh (0984267355)


PRIZES: There will be 16 prizes valued at 200 millions.

10 Prizes for 4 general topics(Nature, tangible heritage,intangible heritage, life)

- 2 first prizes: 1 camera EOS M3 Kit 18-55mm, 1 printer PIXMA G1000/ each prize
- 2 second prizes: 1 camera EOS M10 Kit 18-55mm, 1 printer PIXMA G1000/ each prize
- 2 third prizes: 1 camera EOS 1300D Kit (EF S18 - 55 IS II)/ each prize
- 4 consolation prizes: 1 printer PIXMA G1000/ each prize

06 Prizes for “ Rivers of Vietnam” photos

- 2 first prizes: 1 camera EOS M3 Kit 18-55mm and 1 printer PIXMA G3000/ each prize
- 2 second prizes: 1 camera EOS M10 Kit 18-55mm and 1 printer PIXMA G1000/ each prize
- 2 third prizes: 1 camera EOS 1300D Kit (EF S18 - 55 IS II)/ each prize 

ORGANIZER: Vietnam Heritage Magazine

  1. MsLe ThanhHai – Editor-in-Chief of Vietnam Heritage magazine– Chief of The Organizing Board – 090 303 0808
  2. MsBui 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. MsNguyen Thuy Phuong: Assistant of The Organizing Board (08) 38118846;


Information needed for contestants: MsKhaTuAnh (0984 267 355) – Email: tuanh.kha@gmail.com


Exhibitions in other cities and provinces will be held with the support ofPeople's Committees and Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of those cities and provinces and boards of directors of universities.



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 : 2 August, 2016
  2. Deadline for entries:24p.m., 30th September, 2016
  3. The result of exhibition photos will be announced at 16th October, 2016




From August to December2016 the organizer’s facebook Vietnam Heritage in collaboration with sponsors’ websites will organize a contest with 40 questions about Vietnam’s nature and culture(on the Facebook pages of Vietnam Heritage, Canon andVietjet Air...)



8 exhibitions are scheduled to be held from October 2016 through Tet of 2017, in cities such as: Ho Chi Minh City, PhanThiet, NhaTrang, Da Nang,HaNoi



November 23rd, 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City




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.

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

Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2016 will publisha photo album with best photos selected for the exhibitions.

1 set of Photos will be donated to Nha Chong Lu for its charity work to raise fund to help poor people with house construction in needed areas



(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? Tell us the story behind this series? Etc . . .)

I hereby certify that the work submitted is my own.


Please send your photos and registration form via email: cuocthianhdisanvietnam@gmail.com

For more information please contact Ms Hai at 0903 030 808 or Vietnam Heritage,

1/1 Hoang Viet St, Ward 4, Tan Binh Dist., HCMC, Vietnam

Tel: (84-8) 38118846


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