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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Vietnam gains attention in photo contest

Many photographers have turned their lenses towards Vietnam and its unique landscapes for the 26th National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.The contest is still accepting submissions, attracting the participation of thousands of photographers, both professional and amateur, from around the world.
Two young women in Mui Ne - Ng Yeow Kee
As of June 2, 100 out of just under 9,000 entries were taken in Vietnam. Subjects range from landscapes to everyday life scenes.

Official categories include travel portraits, landscapes, sense of place and spontaneous moments. The deadline for the submissions is June 30.

The first prize will be a paid eight-day trip for two people to Alaska. The second place winner will receive a free trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, while the third-prize winner will be treated to a visit to the coast of Maine.

Photos sent to the contest taken in Vietnam:

Ox racing festival in An Giang Province - Son Nguyen
Son Doong Cave in Phong Nha - Ke Bang - by Chris Miller
Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Dalat - Chiara Cristoni

“First kiss” - Stephanie Hamilton
Two little boys in Ha Giang - Antonin Laroche
Hoi An after rain - Janine Griggs
“Imperial City Kitty” - Janine Griggs
“Hoan Kiem Lake Morning Tai Chi” - Janine Griggs
“Golden Sunrise” - Wally Santos
“Banana Lady” - Helen Dittrich
“Hanoi Light Bulb” - Paul Lackner
“Mankind's gift to nature”, taken in Thai Binh - Mauricio Corridan
An elderly man in Hoi An - Andrew Macdonald
“Christmas Angels” - Sai kit Leung
“The House of Fertility Gods” - Simon Goei
Sunset in Hoi An - Benjamin Ce
Ha Long Bay on a rainy day - Horst Grasser
Sources: dtinews.vn

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Highlights: 
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  • Terraced valley of Sapa
  • Ban Gioc Waterfall
  • Babe Lake
  • Colorful ethnic minorities

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