International photo contest kicks off in Hanoi

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The biennial 6th International Art Photography contest and exhibition kicked off in Hanoi, May 23, with the support of the International Federation of Photographic Art.

Organized by the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA), the competition invites amateur and professional photographers to submit their works for consideration.

VAPA chairman Vu Quoc Khanh said that foreign photographers can submit photographs of Vietnam for inclusion in the category, "Images of Vietnam through international lenses."

"We expect to receive photographs from more than 240 photographers of 40 countries and territories that particpated in the 30th International Federation of Photographic Art Congress held in Vietnam last year," Khanh said at a press conference Monday. 

Photographs can be submitted to the contest between June 15 and August 31; a photographer can submit a maximum of four photos. To submit photos, go to the website: www.contestvn2011.com, email: contestvn2011@gmail.com or go to 51 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi.

The contest aims to give a public platform to Vietnamese photographers, help improve skills, especially in taking professional art photos, as well as expand dialogue with international counterparts.

The award ceremony will be held in November this year in Hanoi.

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