10 barangays join ‘Pascua’ landmark tilt PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 December 2014 14:56

Evaluation and judging for the Best Barangay Christmas Landmark contest started yesterday December 10-12 with final judging to be held Monday, Dec. 15.

A total of 10 barangays have registered with the City Tourism Office and are battling it out for the grand prize of P75,000. Second prize is P60,000 while third prize is P50,000. The 5 non-winning entries will receive a consolation prize of P10,000 each.

The barangays and their schedule for evaluation and judging are as follows: Manicahan, Mercedes and Sta. Catalina – Dec. 10; Tumaga, Tetuan, Pasonanca and Sta. Maria- Dec. 11 and Sinunuc, Calarian and San Roque- Dec. 12.

In the evaluation and judging period, 8 top entries will be chosen and will compete each other for the top and minor prizes. Final judging will be Dec. 15 and the announcement of winners will be December 16 at Paseo del Mar.

Based on guidelines, participating entries should reflect landmark of Christmas symbols, such as Christmas tree, Belen and decorative Christmas lights. The Christmas symbols and other decorations may be made of any material that fit the landmark concept.

Criteria for judging include concept- 50%, artistry- 20%, craftsmanship – 20% and impact – 10%.

The Christmas landmark competition is only one of the three contests set for the 2014 Pascua na Zamboanga festival.  The other contests are the lantern contest and the Canciones de Pascua.

Evaluation of the entries was also done yesterday, Dec. 10 with final judging also on Dec. 15. All entries must use the colors of Christmas, visible or lighted at night, made of an all-weather material and will be evaluated and officially qualified and accepted to the competition.

Criteria for judging are indigenous materials- 5%, originality-20% artistry- 20%, symbolism- 25%, craftsmanship- 30%.

Winners will receive cash prizes and trophies, with P10T for first prize, P7T for second prize, P5T for third prize, P3T for 4th prize and P2T for 5th prize. Non-winning entries will receive P1,500 each.

The Canciones de Pascua contest meanwhile, is a Christmas choral competition among elementary students in the city. It features chavacano Christmas songs primarily to promote and preserve the chavacano dialect.

The participating choral group may represent an elementary school – public or private. The participants must be in grade school or as in the case of out of school youth, must be at a maximum age of 13. It must have a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 30 members. The choral contest will be on Dec. 13 at 4pm at the Paseo del Mar.

Criteria for judging in the canciones de Pascua will be tonal quality-30%, dynamics- 20%, harmony (blending/balance)- 20%, musicality (rhythm/tempo)- 20% and stage deportment (costumes)- 10%.  — Sheila Covarrubias