Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh said that the event honours the traditional values and praises the talent, intelligence and beauty of women from ethnic minority groups and affirms solidarity among ethnic groups.
Contestants must be Vietnamese citizens, aged 18-28, from one of the 54 ethnic minority groups in Vietnam, and currently living and working in Vietnamese territory.
Registration will last from June 1 to October 15. The beauty contest covers the northern, central and southwestern regions.
The final round of the competition is scheduled in Ho Chi Minh City from November 26 to December 10.