DOT9 holds flower design competition PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 September 2017 16:14

By  allen abastillas

Local horticulturists or persons who love to grow flowers have reason to be happy.

This after the  Department of Tourism Regional Office-9 announced that all is set for the holding of a “Vertical Garden Bouganvilla Flower Plants Design Competition”

Dubbed as “Mi Ciudad Limpyo Y Floriao (Cleanliness and Reblooming) I Love Zamboanga”.

The competition is open for interested barangays within the 7-km city radius.

According to DOT-9 Tourism Officer Bernie Gregorio, they will choose the top 12 barangays which have good Bouganvilla flowers in their community. Fabulous cash prizes await the winners where the first prize will be P 75,000., second prize winner will recieve P 50,000, and the 3rd Prize winner will receive a P 25,000. Non-winners shall get P5,000 each and other consolation prizes.

Gregorio outlined the guidelines for the said flower competition which are as follows. Step 1, donate a bouganvilla pots or any of the preferred flowering variety. Step 2, cut a heart shape tag and write the inscription, I(  your name ), love Zamboanga”., Step 3, take a selfie/groupie photo with your heart/shape tag and the pots to be donated., Step 4, Upload selfie/groupie photo with name and contact number to DOT-9 Facebook page Tourism 9 ( Zamboanga Peninsula ) and Step 5, bring the pot to DOT-9 ( fronting DENR CENRO, near Chong Hua Highschool).

The concept and design should be highly original. The initial judging of the competiton will be on October 3, 2017. The competition is not rebranding but it is all about reblooming Zamboanga City, he said. (Allen Abastillas)