HCM car­toon­ist wins first prize in na­tional comp

So­cial me­dia logo made of matches lights up coun­try­wide com­pe­ti­tion

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HAØ NOÄI — Leâ Dieäu Bang was pre­sented with the top prize at the Bam­boo Dragon Cup, the Vieät Nam Press Car­i­ca­ture Con­test, yes­ter­day in Haø Noäi for his work Chöïc Chôø (Bid­ing Time).

Bang, from the cen­tral prov­ince of Quaûng Trò, drew a Face­book logo made of matches. Nearby, a user is wait­ing to re­lease some “hot” in­for­ma­tion. The user is like a burn­ing match that can light up the so­cial net­work, which is also in a state of wait­ing.

“Peo­ple should be aware of the im­pact of the in­for­ma­tion they post on so­cial net­works like Face­book, and they should know how to con­trol it,” said Bang. “I want to warn so­cial net­work users about in­for­ma­tion that could be right or wrong, good or bad. Peo­ple must be aware when they are shar­ing or re­ceiv­ing in­for­ma­tion on so­cial net­works.”

“The con­test theme this year – ÖÙng Xöû Vaên Hoùa; Xaõ Hoäi Vaên Minh (Be­hav­iour in Modern Life) – is very top­i­cal,” Bang said. “I’m very in­ter­ested in this theme be­cause it re­lates to ed­u­ca­tion and chil­dren.”

Bang, 32, is a de­signer work­ing in HCM City. He also at­tended the na­tional con­test in 2012, 2013 and 2014. This time, Bang sub­mit­ted four car­i­ca­tures.

The two sec­ond prizes went to Ñoã Anh Duõng for his work Chung Söùc ( Join Forces) and Nguyeãn Maïnh Tieán for Khi Ñôøi Tö Cuõng Thaønh .... Moùn AÊn Nhanh ( When Pri­vacy Be­comes.... Fast Food). Traàn Haûi Nam and Nguyeãn Minh Ñoâng grabbed the third prize for their works Deâ Ñen Vaø Deâ Traéng (Black Goat vs White Goat) and Traät Töï Ñoâ Thò (Mu­nic­i­pal Or­der).

“At­tend­ing the Bam­boo Dragon Cup is my op­por­tu­nity to share ex­pe­ri­ences and learn from other car­toon­ists,” said win­ner of the sec­ond prize Tieán at the award cer­e­mony. “I re­fined my themes and draw­ing style af­ter I at­tended the con­test in 2012. I like this year’s theme very much be­cause it is a prob­lem that many peo­ple in so­ci­ety are very con- cerned about.”

Tieán also sent four car­i­ca­tures to the con­test which fo­cused on per­sonal be­hav­iour in the era of In­dus­try 4.0.

More than 30 per cent of all sub­mit­ted works fo­cused on be­hav­iour on so­cial net­works. This was the fifth edi­tion of the Bam­boo Dragon Cup, which has been held by Theå Thao Vaên Hoùa (Cul­ture & Sport) since 2007. The con­test re­turned af­ter a four-year break.

“The theme sounds easy but is re­ally dif­fi­cult. It is ab­stract theme,” said vet­eran artist and con­test jury mem­ber Lyù Tröïc Duõng. “At first, the ju­rors were wor­ried we would not choose the best works. But when it was fin­ished, I was ex­cited be­cause we chose the best ones.”

“So­cial net­works, I think, af­fect many peo­ple who be­come ad­dicted to them,” Duõng said. “But bad be­hav­iour still takes place in so­ci­ety more than on­line. That is why only 30 per cent of car­toon­ists fo­cused on so­cial net­works.”

The con­test at­tracted 400 en­tries by car­toon­ists from through­out the coun­try. The sixty best ones were pub­lished in a book and will be dis­played in front of house No 2, Leâ Thaùi Toå Street this week­end. — VNS

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Bright spark: The win­ning piece of art,by Leâ Dieäu Bang. — Photo

“They say every day’s a gift, but why does it have to be a pair of socks?” South Korean Rap­per and pro­ducer Zico is seen in this photo from man­age­ment agency KOZ En­ter­tain­ment yes­ter­day. Zico es­tab­lished KOZ, short for “King of the Jun­gle”, to man­age him­self and dis­cover new tal­ent.

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