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Rules & Regulations

Introduction

#WhyVietnam is a national campaign launched by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism to encourage Vietnamese citizens and foreign visitors to capture and share the best moments they have with Vietnam.

Each photo will not only portray a new angle about the culturally rich yet modern, dynamic and welcoming Vietnam but also represent locals and foreigners’ love for this beautiful country. With a view to promote Vietnamese tourism, #WhyVietnam is expected to inspire more and more potential tourists to put Vietnam at the top of their “must-visit” destinations and set a new social trend among Vietnamese youth and foreigners.

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Mission

The beauty of Vietnam is no longer a mystery to Vietnamese people and expats living and working in this small country. However, most international friends living outside this S-shaped nation are not aware of what Vietnam has to offer.

So, whether you are a Vietnamese citizen who cares about the country’s growth in tourism or someone from another country sharing the mutual love for Vietnam, let’s join forces to promote Vietnamese tourism by sharing your memorable moments with Vietnam on social media not only to express the affection you have for this country but also to invite international friends to come and explore this hidden gem.

It’s time to spread the word about #WhyVietnam!

Eligibility

  • The contest is open for:
    • All Vietnamese citizens living in and outside Vietnam and are at least 15 years of age.
    • Non-Vietnamese citizens who have been travelling or living in Vietnam and are at least 15 years of age.

How to enter

  • Each candidate interested in the contest can participate by uploading their best photo about Vietnam, whether it is the people, nature, culture, life, cuisine, etc. on social media including Facebook and Instagram OR submitting directly to #WhyVietnam’s official Fanpage (www.facebook.com/whyvietnam2016).
  • Each photo must be accompanied with a caption that includes the campaign’s official hashtag #whyvietnam and a short paragraph explaining “Why you love Vietnam” or “Why you choose Vietnam”.

*Highly encouraged: You can replace your social media’s avatar photo with #WhyVietnam’s official logo to promote the campaign.

Specific steps to enter:

  • Step 1: Publicly share your self-taken photos about the landscape, people, cuisine, etc. of Vietnam on social media sites (Facebook/Instagram) OR submit directly to #WhyVietnam’s official Fanpage (www.facebook.com/whyvietnam2016).
  • Step 2: Include a short caption explaining “Why you love Vietnam” or “Why you choose Vietnam” along with the hashtag #whyvietnam.
  • Step 3: Register by filling personal information on the website www.whyvietnam.com or #WhyVietnam’s official Fanpage (www.facebook.com/whyvietnam2016).

Submission Requirements

An eligible submission must fulfill following requirements:

  • Is self-taken by the entrant and its contest must be about Vietnam, whether it is about the people. nature, culture, destinations, history, etc. Photos taken from the Internet AND/OR do not belong to the entrant will be disqualified.
  • Is shared on the entrant’s personal social media account (Facebook/Instagram) OR #WhyVietnam’s official Fanpage.
  • Has included the hashtag #WhyVietnam along with an answer to the question “Why do you love Vietnam”/”Why do you choose Vietnam?”.
  • Was not submitted to any previous photo contests. The content must not contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content.
  • Is submitted at 23:59 Sunday 18th December 2016 at the latest.

Notes:

  • Entrants must both submit eligible photos AND provide adequate and accurate personal information in order to be eligible for the prizes.
  • Each entrant can submit multiple entries. Each photo will be counted as one separate entry.

Entry Period

  • The photo contest begins at 9:00 November 11th 2016 and ends at 23:59 December 18th 2016.
  • The winners and winning entries will be announced at 14:00 Tuesday 20th December 2016 via #WhyVietnam’s official Fanpage.
  • #WhyVietnam will keep updating latest photo submissions on its official website and Fanpage within 24 hours after submission. Entrants will be notified of their successful submission delivery via email OR social media messages.
  • For more information, please visit:
    • www.whyvietnam.com
    • Fanpage: facebook.com/whyvietnam2016

Voting Rules

Judging Criteria

Each entry will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • 50% on the number of online votes (based on the cumulative number of social media Like, Share and Comment)
  • 30% on aesthetic quality, creativity, originality, etc.
  • 20% on the appeal of the caption and its ability to urge the community to participate and support #WHYVIETNAM

Prizes

01 Grand Prize

  • Is marked as the most inspirational photo by the judging panel and is shared extensively with the greatest number of Likes, Share and Comment on social media.
  • Includes the hashtag #whyvietnam and appealing caption that can urge potential tourists to come and explore Vietnam.

01 Vietnam overland tour for 2 people worth 50.000.000 VND

01 First Runner-up

  • Shared extensively with the great number of Likes, Share and Comment in Top 2 on social media.
  • Includes the hashtag #whyvietnam and appealing caption that can urge potential tourists to come and explore Vietnam.  

04 return air tickets worth up to 40.000.000 VND

01 Second Runner-up

  • Shared extensively with the great number of Likes, Share and Comment in Top 3 on social media.
  • Includes the hashtag #whyvietnam and appealing caption that can urge potential tourists to come and explore Vietnam.  

03 return air tickets worth up to 30.000.000 VND

01 Third Runner-up

  • Shared extensively with the great number of Likes, Share and Comment in Top 4 on social media.
  • Includes the hashtag #whyvietnam and appealing caption that can urge potential tourists to come and explore Vietnam.  

02 return air tickets worth up to 20.000.000 VND

Rights and Responsibilities of Entrants

  • Winners are responsible for sending #WhyVietnam their personal information within 07 days after the announcement of the contest winners and winning entries. These information includes: Name, phone number, national ID number, link to personal Facebook profile and link to the winning submission. Failure to execute and deliver any required information to #WhyVietnam within the time period listed may result in the disqualification from the contest.
  • Winners will be awarded 07 days after the official announcement of winners and winning entries.
  • Venue: 5th floor, 21T1 Hapulico Complex, no. 1 Nguyen Huy Tuong St., Thanh Xuan Dist., Hanoi

    To claim their prizes, winners must bring their national ID and prove that they are the owners of the winning entries. Winners will immediately be disqualified if they cannot be contacted after 07 days regardless of #WhyVietnam’s efforts.

  • Each entrant can win maximum 01 prize. In case an entrant submits more than 01 entry, #WhyVietnam will select and award only the entry that has most online votes.  
  • Winning entrants need to submit the consent form from any person(s) that appears in the winning entries and guarantee that all disputes and claims about intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third party shall be resolved individually.

Rights and Responsibilities of #WhyVietnam

  • #WhyVietnam reserves the right to remove and eliminate any submission that contains cultural sensitive and inappropriate content without prior notice.
  • #WhyVietnam reserves the right to eliminate any entrant that is found guilty of cheating without prior notice.
  • By participating in the contest, entrants consent to grant #WhyVietnam the right to use the submitted images royalty‐free, worldwide and in perpetuity, as well as the non‐exclusive license to copy, display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the submitted images (along with a name credit), in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed. Winners may also be requested to submit original and unedited digital file of their work (>5MB, jpg, png, jpeg format) for promotional purposes.
  • #WhyVietnam is responsible for announcing any changes regarding contest rules and regulations on its official Facebook Fanpage.
  • #WhyVietnam is responsible for keeping personal data of entrants confidential and pledging that these data shall only be used for communication purposes and not shared to any third party.
  • In case there are more than 01 entrant sharing the same number of votes, #WhyVietnam will select the final winner based on artistic merit and the quality of the caption.

General Regulations

  • Entrants must read carefully, accept and comply with the terms listed in the rules and regulations of the contest. They also have to make sure that they retain the copyrights to their submission. #WhyVietnam will not interfere and attempt to resolve any disputes and claims about intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third party. #WhyVietnam also reserves the right to own the submitted entries and announce the contest results.
  • #WhyVietnam will eliminate any entry that shows the sign(s) of cheating OR contains inappropriate and/or objectionable content without prior notice. In case any dispute about cheating arises, the contest organizers will interfere and resolve the issue directly. Decisions of the judges are final and binding.
  • The prizes are non-monetary, meaning that winners can't redeem them for cash.
  • 01 eligible vote is a non-cheating and unique social media Like, Share and Comment.  
  • Inquiries about contest rules can be sent to #WhyVietnam via its official Fanpage (https://www.facebook.com/whyvietnam2016/).
  • Staff associated with the contest or from institutions sponsoring are not eligible to participate.
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