Conditions of Entry

2 sections:
  • Open Color
  • Open Monochrome
  • Each participant can enter up to 4 images per section.
Conditions of Entry

Photo entries will be judged based on creativity, quality, and originality, responsiveness to the prompt and overall impact.
  • VNPS Photo Contest is open to all members and also all students with the exception that members of Board of Directors, the Instructors (also known as "Chủ Nhiệm" and "Giảng Viên") cannot enter the contest.
  • An entry may be rejected when VNPS , in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to exhibition rules and conditions.
  • Submission of an entry signifies acceptance of all our conditions.
  • Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally.
  • Each image must have a unique title. Words such as “Untitled” and “No Title” are not acceptable as part or all of an image’s title, nor are camera capture file names. Once an image has been accepted in an exhibition, that same image, or a like “in camera” or a “reproduction” duplicate of that image. 
  • With the sole act of submitting his/her images or files to a VNPS Photo Contest, the entrant accepts without exception and with no objection that the submitted images can be investigated by VNPS to establish if these obey to VNPS regulations and definitions;  that VNPS will use any means at its disposal for this undertaking; that any refusal to cooperate with VNPS or any refusal to submit the original files as captured by the camera, or failure to provide sufficient evidence, will be sanctioned by VNPS and that in case of sanctions following the non-compliance with VNPS rules and 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.
  • The exhibition assumes no liability of any misuse of copyright. Each entrant owns the copyright of the submitted images.
  • VNPS has the right to publish winning images on VNPS website, VNPS Newsletter, and also in VNPS Magazine (also known as Đặc San Mãn Khóa (DSMK)).
  • An image may be entered in only one section of the VNPS Contest (either color or monochrome).
  • An accepted image in previous contest is not eligible entry in the same section.
The target acceptance rate is approximately between 25% and 30% in each section and it also depends on the total images submitted for competition.

Images will be judged using 27 points scoring system (1-9 points/judge).

  • For Open Color or Open Monochrome, there is no restriction regarding the theme of photos. Images may be altered, either digitally or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates.
  • Monochrome image gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of gray which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being grayscale image that has been tone in ONE color across the entire image. (For example: Sepia, Red, Gold, etc.)