On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN (1967-2017), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam invites citizens of ASEAN to submit photos to the photography exhibition titled “ASEAN People and Countries”.

asean people and countries

The exhibition displays and introduce the culture, society, people and economic achievements of ASEAN countries in order to improve the understanding and relations among the countries, contributing to the building of a unified, active, developed, peaceful and prosperous ASEAN community.

The exhibition will be tentatively held in August 2017 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

1. Contents of photographs
Photographs must show the landscapes, culture, society, people, economic achievements, collaborations, exchanges among ASEAN countries.

2. Eligible applicants
– All citizens, professional and amateur photographic artists of the 10 ASEAN countries are eligible to submit photographs to the exhibition;
– There is no limitation on the age of the applicants.

3. Mode of photograph submission
3.1. Photograph requirements
– For the applicants from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand: No limitation on numbers of photographs submitted to the exhibition. However, the photographs may only contain the images of their own country;
– For the applicants from Viet Nam: Every applicant is entitled to submit no more than 05 single photographs about Viet Nam and 05 single photographs about the other 9 ASEAN countries (if any);
– The works must be realistic photographs. Photographs that are edited or altered are not accepted;
– The photographs shall be sent in digital format (photographs taken with digital cameras or film negatives converted into digital are accepted), file format: JPG; minimum file size: 6MB, maximum file size: 12T\11B; maximum image length: 4500px.

3.2. Recipient address
– All photographs shall be submitted on the website: http://www.aseanphotoexhibition.com
3.3. Period of submission
– From April 1st until the end of June 10th 2017.

3.4. Prize
– 10 equal ranked cups named “ASEAN photograph”, with a monetary award of 20.000.000 VND for each cup;
– Besides, the Organizer will provide roundtrip flight tickets to Ha Noi, meals, accommodation and transportation during 03 days in Ha Noi, Viet Nam for the winners of “ASEAN photograph” cups to attend the exhibition and receive the prize.

4. Rights and responsibilities of the photographers
– Vietnamese photographers will get the remuneration in accordance with current law and regulations;
– Each artist with a photograph selected to be displayed at the exhibition will be given a photo book of the exhibition;
– Income tax shall be deducted from the prize money and remuneration in accordance with Vietnamese regulations;
– Authors who submit their works to the exhibition shall comply with all regulations of the organizing board;
– The photographers shall be legally liable for copyright related issues of their own photographs.

* For further information, please access the following websites:
– Website: http://www.aseanphotoexhibition.com
– Website: http://ape.gov.vn

* Contacts:
– Photograph Department: +84437347457
email: phongnhiepanh@yahoo.com; orphongnhiepanh.bvh@gmail.com
– The Magazine of Arts and Photograph: +84 4 37342261
email: tapchimythuatnhiepanh@gmail.com

The Organizing Board welcomes the active participation of citizens and photographers of ASEAN countries for a successful “ASEAN people and countries” photo exhibition.