The 5th Golden Moment Press Photo Contest for Vietnamese and foreign amateur and professional photographers has been launched officially. Participants can send their entries by a form on http://khoanhkhacvang.vnanet.vn//dang-nhap.html or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to a report by Vietnam News Agency, the photos can be related to Vietnamese politics, diplomacy, economy, culture, health, education, sports, or environment, and should be taken between January 1, 2017, and November 30, 2018.
“We want to create a playground for both professional and amateur photographers,” said Nguyen Thang, editor in chief of Vietnam Pictorial Review and a member of the organizing board.
“The photos could have been published or not. We encourage participants to send photos taken on both cameras and mobile phones.”
Thang said the photos should be in a jpeg file of at least 2MB and 2,000 by 3,000 pixels with a resolution of 300 pixels/inch.
“All technical details should be in the file. We will not consider photos that have been changed or edited in any way. Participants are responsible for the copyright of the photo they send to the contest.”
In case of photo essays or group of photos, no more than three photographers can send them and not more than 12 photos can be sent, he said.
Le Quoc Minh, chairman of the contest, said due to financial difficulties VNA has been unable to host the 10-year-old contest every year.
“But with sponsors now, we hope to organise it every year.
“Though videos are the latest in journalism, photos still play an important role in journalism.
“With the popularity of smart phones capable of taking good photos, we have nearly 90 million amateur journalists who can capture the most precious moments in daily life.”
The contest carries a Grand Prize of VND35 million (US$1,500).
The photo essay offers a first prize of a Leica C-Lux camera (worth VNĐ27.9 million) sponsored by the Leica Boutique Việt Nam besides two second, three third and several consolation prizes.
For single photos, there is a first prize of a Canon EOS 750D (worth VND22.9 million) sponsored by Le Bao Minh Investment JSC and again two second, three third several consolation prizes.
There are also prizes for photos taken with mobile phones sponsored by Chinese mobile phone maker OPPO.
The first prize in the single photo and photo essay categories will be an OPPO P9 mobile phone.
Entries will be accepted until 6pm on November 30 this year.