Organising Committee

  • Dragon Capital 
  • Hồ Chí Minh Photographers Association (HOPA).

1.Title :

“Eye of the Dragon”, a photography contest on the theme of the environment.

2. Subject matters

Two main topics includes: 

Topic 1: Deeply and artistically portray the beauty of nature and the biodiversity of Vietnam in order to inspire communities to protect and preserve the natural environment; as well as taking responsibility for their own actions and impact

Topic 2: Vividly and realistically reflect creative solutions, achievements and contributions of individuals and organizations that have actively participate in developing a sustainable economy, green models and green technologies at all levels in order to save our natural resources, reduce toxic and plastic waste, and effectively cope with climate change.

3. Entrants

The contest is open to all Vietnamese citizens, professional and non-professional photographers throughout the country as well as foreigners currently working and residing in Vietnam. The contest has no age restriction.

Each photographer can only register under one name (full name is to be specified). Should a photographer use a nickname, stage name, they must also include their full name. 

4. Rules

Participants are obliged to follow the rules of the contest. 

Realistic photos of the environment are required. Photographic grafting is not allowed as photos are to reflect the realistic nature of the environment (only color calibration is allowed). When necessary, the organising committee may ask the photographers to submit the original file should a photo is altered. 

Creative photos regarding the environment. Forms of basic technical editing are allowed. 

The photographic works can be in two variety; this includes black and white photos, and color photos. There is no limit to the amount of photos per topic however, photographers must not the same photo to two categories. 

Photographic works must be taken by the photographers themselves and photographers must be responsible for the copyright of their own work. If violations from the photographer or their work is detected, the organising committee will cancel the classification result and revoke the prize for that photo as well as not be responsible for any dispute related to the photographers and their work. The organising committee is allowed to eliminate any work prior to, or after the contest given that the photo violates the listed rules. 

Photos must not have annotations, signatures; photos with any authorship identification will be removed without notice. 

Photos that have won awards in competitions organised by the Vietnam Photographers Association, Ho Chi Minh Photographers Association, organising committee and sponsors prior to the event may not be submitted as entry. 

The organising committee will not return submitted photos and is free to use the submitted photos for the purpose of supporting the contest such as public screening, press printing, etc; as well as for operational purposes of Dragon Capital. 

After the online qualifying round, the organizing team will print the qualifiers’ photos for public marking at the Ho Chi Minh Photography Association, located at 112 Sương Nguyệt Anh street, district 1.

The organising committee and the judge committee are not allowed to participate. 

5. Photo specification and method of submitting photographic works 

  • Resolution of photo must not exceed 300dpi/inch.
  • photo size ranges from 3MB to 5MB with landscape photos being (30x45)cm, square photos being (30x30)cm and panorama photos length not exceeding 45cm.
  • Submit your photos for the contest to this website: http://eyedragonphoto.com

6. Prizing structure:

  • 01 first prize at 25,000,000 VND (in cash) 
  • 02 second prize at 10,000,000 VND each (in cash) 
  • 03 third prize at 5.000.000 VND each (in cash) 
  • 05 honourable mentioned at 2.000.000 VND each (in cash) 
  • 100 photos to be chosen for the photo gallery: 500.000 VND per picture

7. The organising committee and judge committee 

a. Organising committee:

Mr Hoàng Thạch Vân  - Hồ Chí Minh Photographers Association (HOPA).

Mr Pham Nguyễn Vinh - Dragon Capital

Mr Mai Vinh - Technicians

Bà Trần Thị Tuyết Mai - Hồ Chí Minh Photographers Association (HOPA)

Bà Nguyễn Đào Ngọc Thảo - Hồ Chí Minh Photographers Association (HOPA)

b.  The judge committee: 

Mr Nguyễn Thanh Tâm - Chairman

Mr Bùi Minh Sơn -  Member of the Art Council (VAPA), EVAPA/g, EFIAP.

Mr Đồng Đức Thành -  Vice President of the Arts Council (VAPA), EVAPA, EFIAP.

Mr Nguyễn Mạnh Sinh - EVAPA

Mr Hoàng Quốc Tuấn - EVAPA, MFIAP.

8. Important dates and deadlines:

Deadline of photo submission: 15 August 2019

The online qualifying round: from 16/08/2019 to 20/09/2019 

The final round: 25/08/2019 at Hồ Chí Minh Photographers Association (122 Suong Nguyet Anh, District 1) 

The winning photographers will be receiving their awards during the Dragon Capital’s 25th Anniversary celebrations on September 26, 2019 at GEM Center, No. 8 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm District 1. (The invitations to the award ceremony will be sent to the winners).

The photo exhibition will take place on 26/09/2019 at the Ho Chi Minh City Photography Association, 122 Suong Nguyet Anh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.



Entrants: 344 - Photos 3555