A cartoon contest to promote power saving wrapped up on May 20 with an awards ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City.

The first prize was awarded to Nguyen Thi Diep Thanh from Nghe An province for her work “Tuong Phan” (The Contrast) while second prizes went to Thua Thien-Hue province’s Nguyen Duc Tri for “Cang Tang Cang Giam” (The More, The Less) and Nguyen Quang Phan in Hanoi for “Chi Co The La Tiet Kiem Dien” (The Only Solution is Power Saving).

Three other contestants from Ho Chi Minh City won third prizes.

The competition received 212 entries from about 100 contestants nationwide, including professional and amateur cartoon artists and students.

The event was intended to raise public awareness on the importance of power saving through the drawing of humorous cartoons and caricatures.

The contest was organised by “Tap chi Nghe bao” (Journalism Magazine) under the Ho Chi Minh City Journalists Association and Vietnam Electricity in Ho Chi Minh City (EVN HCMC).-VNA