Hosted by the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) and sponsored by the International Federation of Photographic Art (Fédération internationale de l'art photographique, FIAP) and the Image Without Frontier (Image sans Frontière - ISF), the contest was launched on September 12, 2022 and stopped receiving entries on January 10, 2023.

Vietnamese winners receive gold medals at the ceremony.

Over 10,000 entries by 1,079 photographers from 32 countries and territories around the world were submitted to the contest with four topics, namely color freedom, monochrome freedom, children and ideas.

Speaking at the ceremony, VAPA Chairwoman Tran Thi Thu Dong said the biennial contest has become an attractive event for photographers around the world. Vietnamese photographers won 45 prizes at the event, including four gold medals.

A total of 360 excellent photos were selected for the exhibition at the Temple of Literature, which will run until March 19.

Translated by Chung Anh