The Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) launched the sixth International Art Photography contest and exhibition in Hanoi on May 23, with the support of the International Federation of Photographic Art.

VAPA Chairman Vu Quoc Khanh said the event aims to help Vietnamese photographers improve their skills, especially in taking professional art photos, as well as expanding exchanges with international counterparts.

The organising board will receive entries, including colour or black and white photos, from June 15 to August 31 at the website address or the email address

Foreigners who are working and living in Vietnam also can send their entries with the theme “Vietnam’s images through international friends’ lens” to the contest.

The award ceremony will be held in Hanoi at the end of November 2011.

Source: VNA/ Photo: VOV