Canon Continues Sponsoring Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2017

    Ho Chi Minh City, 10 July 2017 – Canon Marketing Vietnam has fixed Vietnam in its viewfinder once more as it announces its partnership with Vietnam Heritage for the 2017 Photo Awards. The contest, which will be held between 10/7/2017 and 15/9/2017 features five themes all designed to help Vietnam put its best images forward to the world.

    As the main sponsor of the annual Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards, Canon takes responsibility for printing all high quality and large scale images for the ultimate exhibition, and is providing prizes to a value of 200 million VND.


    Through Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2017, Canon continues calling attention from local and international community to share values of culture and natural heritage in Vietnam; searching for stories, visual works to propagate about the beauty of nature, history and culture of Vietnamese people.

    Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards has focused on four themes: Nature (landscape, marine resources, forest resources, geological resources, wildlife and environment); Tangible culture (architecture, sculpture, painting, handicrafts, historical-cultural relics, relics, antiques, national treasures, etc); Intangible culture (music, dance, festivals, folk games, beliefs, religions, etc); Life (moments of human life, customs, portraits, etc.). 2017 sees the contest add an additional theme to the line-up: ‘The Market’.

    Speaking from the inauguration, Mr. Hiroshi Yokota, CEO of Canon Marketing Vietnam said: “This year’s contest marks six years of partnership between Canon and Vietnam Heritage Magazine. This is not only a playground for nurturing Vietnam’s photographic passion, but it also brings the rich natural beauty and cultural values and heritage closer to our international friends. This year's theme aims at the friendliness and simple beauty of Vietnamese life, which has been the inspiration for generations of photographers in Vietnam. "

    Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards has focused on four themes: Nature (landscape, marine resources, forest resources, geological resources, wildlife and environment); Tangible culture (architecture, sculpture, painting, handicrafts, historical-cultural relics, relics, antiques, national treasures, etc); Intangible culture (music, dance, festivals, folk games, beliefs, religions, etc); Life (moments of human life, customs, portraits, etc.). 2017 sees the contest add an additional theme to the line-up: ‘The Market’.


    There is no place where people's expressions are as diverse as the market; no place can have full of colors and flavors like in the market; no places where the sound is diverse and lively as in the market and each market has a very specific characteristics bearing the national identity, region...
    “The Market” theme in this year doesn’t include photos which are shot in supermarket

    Contest rules
    Submissions will be accepted in two categories – single photos and photo sets. Single photo entrants may submit up to four images per topic. In the photo-set category, each photographer may submit up to four sets of photos, with each set not to exceed six works.

    Photographs should include detailed captions that include the name of the work, location, character, shooting time, author's name, etc. Stories related to the photographs are also welcomed. Both color and black and white images may be submitted. All entries should be in JPEG at 300 DPI resolution, with individual files not to exceed 5 MB. All images are to have been shot in the past five years.


    Participants: all Vietnamese citizens and foreigners. The deadline for submissions is: 24h00 September 15, 2017. There will be 16 prizes including Canon camera and printer products.

    To participate in the contest, all must register online at www.vietnamheritage.com.vn where they may download the registration form, fill in all required information, and send photos to the address in the registration form or by email: cuocthianhdisanvietnam@gmail.com

    The organizers expect to choose 100 best works from the competition, organize online exhibitions and in Ho Chi Minh City; Da Nang; Hanoi from the end of October, 2017 to the Lunar New Year (March 2018).

    The closing ceremony and result announcement will be held on the occasion of the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day on 23 November 2017.

    From mid-July to November 2017, Canon will accompany the organizing committee every week to organize a Quiz about Vietnam Heritage on Vietnam Heritage Fanpage.

    About Canon
    Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company leads 18 other countries including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.
     

    More information is available at www.canon-asia.com.


    About Canon Marketing Vietnam Co. Ltd.
    Canon products have been available in Vietnam since the 1980s through its authorized distributors. In the last twelve years, it established a more significant presence when it set up three production facilities in Thang Long, Hanoi, Que Vo and Tien Son, Bac Ninh and Canon Marketing Vietnam Co. Ltd. Besides providing employment for more than 25,000 people, Canon also makes outstanding contributions to the country's development through its meaningful social activities. Canon Marketing Vietnam Co. Ltd operates under the guidance and support of Canon Asia Marketing Group and Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd., which is the regional marketing headquarter for Canon's South & Southeast Asia region. Along with the distributor Le Bao Minh, Canon has more than 300 authorized service partners in the country.
     

    For more information, please visit: www.canon.com.vn.