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Butuan City gov't to hold Christmas parol contest

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

Butuan City (30 November) -- The city government here invites all the residents of this city to witness the entries of Butuanons for the Christmas parol contest on December 2010.

City tourism bared that the Christmas parol entry shall be designed with lights as its main element. It must look attractive and presentable in daylight and spectacularly lighted at night.

It was learned that the size of the parol entry shall be no less than four (4) feet in diameter. Any materials can be used as long as it can endure open weather condition. It must be provided with lighting effects. Music or sound effects is optional (electric current will be provided by the city government), and the maximum load must not exceed 100 watts (CFL) for the over-all lights and sounds of each entry.

City Tourism emphasized that numbering of entries by the participants will be on a "first come first serve" basis. Participants are also required to display their designated number in front of their entry on a 2x3 feet placard, and all entries must not bear the name of the participant except their assigned number.

Criteria for the Christmas parol contest are as follows: originality ? 40%; presentation ? 25%; craftmanship ? 20%; design impact ? 25%, a total of 100%.

The first place will receive Php 10,000.00; second place ? Php 7,000.00; third place ? Php 5,000.00; and consolation prize (for seven entries only) ? Php 2,000.00.

Judging shall start on December 6-10, 2010, the decision of the board of judges is final and irrevocable.

The last submission of entries was held on November 22, 2010. Installation of entries was started right after the final briefing of the participants held November 19, 2010 at the City Mayor's Office, this city. (PIA-Caraga with reports from City Tourism Office) [top]

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