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​Vietnam kicks off national caricature contest for 2018

Saturday, April 07, 2018, 20:08 GMT+7
​Vietnam kicks off national caricature contest for 2018

Cartoonists, regardless of nationality, are encouraged to submit their works to the 2018 Vietnam Press Caricature Contest to win its top prize, the Rong Tre (Bamboo Dragon) Cup.

The contest, held by The Thao & Van Hoa (Sports and Culture) newspaper, is open for submission from April 3 to December 1.

Each contestant, not necessarily Vietnamese nationals, can submit ten caricatures at most.

The winners will be named by the end of this year.

The contest, now in its fifth edition, is themed “Cultural behaviors, civilized society.”

Taking passenger coaches in Vietnam entails a huge risk of accident. As a result, one needs to consult a fortuneteller before getting on the vehicle. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Taking passenger coaches in Vietnam entails a huge risk of accident. As a result, one needs to consult a fortuneteller before getting on the vehicle.

There will be one top prize worth VND15 million (US$660), and one second prize, VND8 million (US$350). Both the winner and runner-up will also receive one year free subscription of The Thao & Van Hoa.

There are also two third prizes, worth VND5 million ($220) each, and five consolation prizes, VND2 million ($88) each.

The caricature voted the most by general public will be given a prize of VND3 million ($130).

Besides the contest, a special exhibition to mark the 96th anniversary of Vietnam Press Caricature is being held by the same organizer at the National Press Center in Hanoi from April 3 to 10.

The exhibition features various prominent caricature works from 1922, the year when late President Ho Chi Minh published his first caricature work on the French newspaper Le Paria.

Below are some of the winning caricatures over the last four contests.

Public servants need surgery to wear a smile.
Public servants need surgery to wear a smile.

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