The contest is open to both local people and foreigners living in Ho Chi Minh City. Entries should be sent in to the organising board before February 28 through the website http://lehoiaodaitphcm.com.vn.

Participants can either take a photo of individuals or of a group. Submissions should be original works and should not have been submitted in previous competitions or exhibited publicly. The works should be in black-and-white or colour, and must be submitted without editing.

Entries may be submitted as a single photograph, including captions. The awards ceremony will be organised in the final night of the Ho Chi Minh City Charming Ao Dai contest on March 5.

The contest is being held as part of the Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival which was first held back in 2014 and is one of the typical cultural and tourist activities of the southern city which takes place annually in March. 

This year, the city’s Ao Dai Festival will kick off on March 3 and will feature a wide range of activities such as an Ao Dai street parade, art performances, the Charming Ao Dai contest, a painting contest on the theme of Ao Dai, an Ao Dai online photo contest, and inspirational programmes about the Ao Dai.