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Butuan City gov't sets up Christmas belen contest

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

Butuan City (30 November) -- The city government here sets up Christmas Belen contest. The said contest is open to all barangays in this city.

City Tourism Office here bared that only one entry per Barangay Cluster is allowed (5 barangays/cluster = 17 barangay clusters). All entries shall occupy a floor plan area of not more than 3x3 meters with the height of not lesser than four feet and not more than six feet.

The participants can use any materials as long as it can endure open weather condition. It must be provided with lighting effects. Music or sound effects is optional while electrical current will be provided by the city government. The maximum load must not exceed 100 watts (CFL) for the overall lights and sounds of each entry.

Criteria for the Christmas Belen contest are as follows: Creativity ? 50%; Concept and Design ? 30%; and Over-all impact ? 20%, a total of 100%.

The first place will receive Php 20,000.00; second place ? Php 15,000.00; third place ? Php 10,000.00; and winners for consolation prize will receive Php 3,000.00 each.

Also, the awarding of prizes will be held during the City Employees' Christmas Party.

Meanwhile, judging will start on December 6-10, 2010. Viewing time will also start on December 1-31, 2010 at 8:00 am to 11:00 pm.

The city government with the City Tourism Office is optimistic that this activity will also add to the tourism promotion. (PIA-Caraga with reports from City Tourism Office) [top]

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