1st Sta. Cruz Summer Fest reels off today PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 May 2016 13:25

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

All roads lead to Sta. Cruz Island today, May 14, as the City Tourism Office launches the 1st Sta. Cruz island Summer Festival featuring an array of activities highlighting the island famous worldwide for its pink coralline sand.

Forming part of the Zamboanga Summer Festival 2016 activities, the Sta. Cruz Island fiesta will be held during Saturdays and Sundays only at 9am from May 14-28 with today as the opening day.

The Sta. Cruz Island event is a weekend adventure ensuring fun and excitement for both the young and not so young. The major events include amateur photo competition, Sta. Cruz Island treasure Hunt: Battle of the Uploads, Sand Sculpture Competition and Sta. Cruz Island Logo competition.

The photo competition has various categories- best shot in panoramic view (island beach shot)  where entries must show the beauty of the beach area in a panoramic shot; the Best Short in Beach Activity (Jump Shot) showing that best “jump shot” and the excitement of the island guests and the fun in their expressions; Best Eco Shot (lagoon shot) depicting the pristine and awesome view of the lagoon area; Best Detailed Short (Pink Sand Subject) which shows the uniqueness of the pinkish white sand of the island and the Best Location Shot (sandbar) which illustrate the unspoiled beauty of the sandbar.

For more information regarding the activities of the 1st Sta. Cruz Island Summer Festival, interested applicants may contact the City Tourism Office at 992-3007 or 09272835684. — Sheila Covarrubias