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Cartoon on corruption wins prize

Update: September, 17/2014 - 10:14
Cartoon on corruption wins prize

HA NOI (VNS) — Le Phuong's cartoon wins the top prize at a year-long newspaper-cartoon contest. The drawing, which poked fun at people's ignorance of corruption, was good enough to take home the VND30million (US$1,400) reward.

The competition, launched by the Media Education Centre (MEC) and HCM City's Phap Luat (Law) newspaper, came to a close on Monday in Ha Noi. The theme was that of transparency.

The organising board received a total of 615 entries from 35 amateur and professional cartoonists throughout the country.

Painter Ly Truc Dung, head of the contest's jury, said the entries expressed authors' critical perspectives on urgent problems facing society including corruption, the increase in consumer goods prices and traffic police taking bribes. — VNS

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