Rules of Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2015


Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2015

Vietnam today

Binh Thuan past and present


2015 is 70 years since President Ho Chi Minh signed the degree No 65SL - the first degree about cultural heritage conservation. (23rd November 1945).

This year is also the 20th anniversary of Binh Thuan tourism – a beach destination in Vietnam that was discovered and developed since the Eclipse Day of 25th October 1995. It has become a well known beach destination in Vietnam with rich natural resources of the sea and forests as well as hundred years of culture of its people from 34 minorities.

 The Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2015 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 in general and Binh Thuan in particular.

The Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2015 welcomes submissions of photos concerning the land, nature, people and their stories of Vietnam 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 and of Boards of Directors of national universities of key provinces throughout Vietnam, 8 exhibitions of selected works from the contest will be held in Vietnam and Singapore. The exhibitions aim to share with the public views, and stories concerned with the heritage of Vietnam through the power of photography. Besides, the Binh Thuan – Past and Present issue in English, Russian and Vietnamese will be published.



The Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2015 is 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…)


Content 1: Photos about Vietnam with 4 above topics

Content 2: Photos about Binh Thuan land – Past and Present



1.    Photographs must be in digital format, either colored 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.

  1. Entries could be single photos or series. Entries should focus on the contest topics as stipulated above.
  2. Number of entries for content 1:
    1. SINGLE-PHOTO ENTRY: Maximum 4 photos for each topic.
    2. SERIES-PHOTO ENTRY: Maximum 4 series, each series to consist of a maximum of 8 photos.

Number of entries for content 2: Maximum 4 photos for each topic and maximum 4 series, each series to consist of a maximum of 8 photos.

  1. 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.
  2. Time of photos:

For the content 1: Photos should be taken within the period from 21st September 2014 to 25th September 2015. (The organizer will ask for the original photos if needed).

For the content 2: no time limits.

  1. No acceptance of photos edited or changed by Photoshop or any other software in a way that 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 Vietnamese ethics. 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.


PRIZES: There will be 16 prizes, value of VND 200 millions.

Content 1 – about Vietnam in gerenal – 10 prizes

2 first prizes: 1 camera EOS750D – kit 18-55, 1 printer MB5070 / each prize

2 second prizes: 1 camera EOS1200D, 1 printer Selphy CP1000 / each prize

2 third prizes: 1 camera EOS1200D / each prize

4 consolation prizes: 1 printer E560 / each prize

Content 2: - about Binh Thuan – Past and Present: 10 prizes

2 first prizes: 1 camera EOS750D kit 18-55 / each prize

2 second prizes: 1 camera EOS 1200D / each prize

2 third prizes: 1 camera SX610HS, 1 printer E460 / each prize


ORGANIZER: Vietnam Heritage Magazine

  1. Ms Le Thanh Hai – Editor-in-Chief of Vietnam Heritage magazine – Chief of The Organizing Board
  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
  3. Ms Nguyen Thuy Phuong: Assistant of The Organizing Board (08) 3827 2749

Information needed for contestants: Ms Kha Tu Anh (0984 267 355) – Email: vietnamdisan@gmail.com.

Exhibition programs in Ho Chi Minh City will be conducted with the support of the Cultural Heritage Association of Ho Chi Minh City. The activities of the contest will be held in Binh Thuan by cooperating with Binh Thuan Tourism Promotion Center, include the Award Ceremony and exhibition in Phan Thiet.

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 and boards of directors of universities.



1. Photographer Hoang Trung Thuy

2. Photographer Doan Thi Tho, EVAPA, EFIAP

3. Photographer Truong Huu Hung, EVAPA

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

5. Photographer Le Huu Dung



  1. Announcement of the Contest: 12th August, 2015.
  2. Deadline for entries: Deadline: 24h00, 25th September, 2015.
  3. Result announcement for exhibition: 10th October, 2015.
  4. Entries are to be uploaded to www.photocontest.vietnamheritage.com.vn. For information signed, please visit website www.photocontest.vietnamheritage.com.vn
  5. Hotline:

Mr. Nguyen Thai Duc: 0903339009

Ms. Tran My Phung: (08) 3811 88 46




From July to November 2015 the Organizer’s Facebook Vietnam Heritage in collaboration with sponsor’s fanpages will organize contests with 42 questions about Vietnam in general and Binh Thuan nature and culture in particular on the official Facebook page of Vietnam Heritage and Canon, Vietjet Air...



8 exhibitions are scheduled to be held from 22nd October 2015 to the early of 2016, in cities such as: Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Ha Noi, and one exhibition outside Vietnam (to be confirmed).



Announcement of the awards for Binh Thuan photos: Phan Thiet October 22nd, 2015.

Announcement of the awards for Vietnam’s photos in Ho Chi Minh City or Nha Trang, November 23rd, 2015.



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 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 2015 will print one photo album with selected photos.

Following the tunes (“Spring comes to Muong Hum hamlet high up the mountains with heart-rocking distant singing…” ) of talented composer Nguyen Tai ...
In the heart of the darkness of Saigon's backpacker land,ambling along down raucous Bui Vien Street and wishing I had not come out without my ear ...
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