Jan 10, 2023 23:59:59


Photos: 10336

Entrants: 1118 - Countries: 35






The 12th International Photo Contest 2023 (VN-23) is being conducted by the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA), under the patronages of International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP), the patronages of Image Sans Frontiere  (ISF).

  • FIAP: 2023/010
  • ISF: 02/2023


Mrs. Tran Thi Thu Dong, EFIAP - President of VAPA


Add: Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists, VAPA’s Bulding

3 Ton That Thuyet, Cau Giay district

Hanoi - Vietnam


II. SECTION: There are four sections, and an entrant may enter any one or all sections and can submit a maximum of four (4) images per section and a total 16 images for all sections.

1. Open Color



4. CREATIVE (Color or Monochrome) 


- 1 or 2 sections: 20 USD,

- All sections: 25 USD,

* Entry without fee will be disqualified

Payment method:

- Pay Pal:

* Cheque or money transaction by post will not be accepted.


Closing date: 10 January 2023

Judging date: 15 January - 14 February 2023

Notifications: 20 February 2023

On-Line Gallery: March 2023

Catalog posted: March 2023

Exhibition: March 2023

Awards delivery: 01 May 2023


1. Open Colour:

2. Open Monochrome:

3. Child (Color or Monochrome):

4. Creative (Color or Monochrome):

VI. AWARDS: Total of 73 Medals and HMs

* FIAP Blue Badge for the best author.

The following awards will be given in each section:

  • 01 FIAP/ ISF/VAPA Gold Medals
  • 01 FIAP/ ISF/VAPA Silver Medals
  • 01 FIAP/ ISF/VAPA Bronze Medals
  • 03 FIAP/ ISF/VAPA Honourable Mentions

The Decisions of the jury are final.


Digital catalog in PDF format will be downloaded from  after the Opening ceremony.




The Exhibition will be conducted in accordance with the rules of the FIAP

An entrant’s images will not be presented to the judges consecutively.  An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.  Distribution of images will be in the same round order as submitted by the entrant.

An image may be entered in only one section where acceptances of that image in multiple sections would be eligible for the same star path.


By entering this exhibition, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the exhibition organizers for purposes associated with this exhibition. You also explicitly consent to such information being sent to organizations that have accorded official recognition, patronage or accreditation to this exhibition. You acknowledge and accept that entering this exhibition means that the status and results of your entry may be made public.




FIAP: The mention that by the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a salon under FIAP Patronage, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection the following terms: - that the submitted images can be investigated by FIAP to establish if these obey to FIAP regulations and definitions even if the entrant is not a member of FIAP, - that FIAP will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking, - that any refusal to cooperate with FIAP or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by FIAP, - that in case of sanctions following the non compliance with FIAP regulations, the name of the entrant will be released in any form useful to inform the breaches of the rules. It is recommended to leave the EXIF data in the submitted files intact in order to ease eventual investigations. If, at any time, it is determined in the reasonable discretion of the exhibition organizer or the judges before, during, or after the judging of an exhibition that an entrant has submitted entries where one or more images may fail to comply with these Conditions of Entry, including the stated definitions, the exhibition organizers reserve the right to delete the entry from the exhibition and void any or all acceptances or awards in connection with the exhibition. Fees may be forfeited or refunded in these circumstances. The entrant acknowledges that the decision of the exhibition organizers or the judges is final


FIAP NOTICE: In order to have legal authority on those who do not respect the rules of FIAP, the organiser must make sure that all participants of an online event under FIAP Patronage tick a box next to which the following text is stated:

“I hereby expressly agree to FIAP document 018/2017 « Conditions and regulations for FIAP Patronage » and FIAP document 033/2021« Sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list ». I am particularly aware of chapter II « Regulations for International photographic events under FIAP patronage » of FIAP document 018/2017, dealing under Section II.2 and II.3 with the FIAP participation rules, the sanctions for breaching FIAP regulations and the red list.”

 FIAP documents 018/2017 and 017/2017 must be linked to this paragraph so that participants can consult it.

FIAP definition of Monochrome

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage. On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage

CREATIVE definition

Creative is “Altered Reality.” The image must obviously display a change in natural color, form, shape, or any combination of these three. Creative images are often montages (a blending or composite of multiple images). High Dynamic Range (HDR) images without further changes are not considered “altered reality.” The original image must be made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or captured digitally. All images must be original and may not incorporate elements produced by anyone else. Original images must be altered by the maker; artwork or computer graphics generated by the entrant may be incorporated, if the original photographic content predominates. Images may not be constructed entirely within a computer. It is necessary that the image’s core content be identifiable. Non-creative images are not eligible for this competition. Any subject matter is acceptable as long as the Altered Reality guidelines are followed.


  • Entries will be accepted only in digital format as per specifications given herein, and received on-line via the website
  • All details in the on-line entry form must be filled in English (Alphabet) only.
  • Please follow the instructions for submission at the above website.
  • There is no specific convention to be followed in file naming. Please provide a title for each image in the appropriate cage when uploading images.
  • Images will not be accepted in Print, CD/DVD or via email.
  • Images must be in JPEG format with the horizontal and vertical sides at 1920 pixels minimum, resolution 300 dpi and will be projected with Full HD LED TV 43" with 1920x1080 monitor.
  • All eligible entries in each section will be presented to the judges simultaneously and judged using a on line marking system. An entrant’s four images will be distributed throughout four rounds of judging in that section.
  • Entrants whose images that are selected for printed display will be requested (by email immediately after judging) to provide higher resolution images for printing.
  • Failure to do so may result in such images not being displayed at the exhibition however, any awards/prizes won for such image will be valid.


By submitting an entry for the 12th International Photo Contest in Vietnam 2023 the entrant permits the organisers to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication in the exhibition catalogue, on an internet site and/or in other media related to the 12th International Photo Contest 2023 (VN-23)

Note: Entrants who indicate that their images may not be reproduced or used may not be

eligible for awards or inclusion in audio-visuals of the exhibition and could be subject to

disqualification by the organizers.

Technical support:

- Nguyen Xuan Chinh (+84) 243 943 5885

- Nguyen Thu Trang (+84) 243 943 5885

- Mai Vinh (+84) 02633700292