Lingayen -- Ingenuity, creativity and originality -- these three, including a focus on highlighting the cultural heritage and celebrating the Golden Era of the province in sand-sculpted artistic images along the Capitol beachfront on April 30 is something that Pistay Dayat (Sea Festival) revelers shouldn’t miss.
The sand-sculpting competition, a component activity of Pangasinan Pistay Dayat celebration, is open to a group of five members regardless of gender. The contest, however, is limited to 20 participating groups for adult category and 5 groups for children category (10-year-old and below).
The competition starts at 5AM.
The competition -- now on its second year, is an avenue for Pangasinense artists and sand sculptors to display their artistic abilities through molding the fine sand of Lingayen Gulf into three-dimensional artistic images.
Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested participants may get the official entry form from the event secretariat at the Pangasinan Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (PHUDCC), 2nd floor of Malong Building, here.
Deadline for the submission of entry form is on April 25, Friday. Team leaders are obliged to attend a meeting on that day at 9AM at the Malong Conference Room.
An approximate area of 700 square meters will be set aside for the sand-sculpting event; of which an area of 16 square meters (4m X 4m) will be delineated for each group. Participants must bring their own construction tools and materials and sun protection while working.
Criteria for judging are as follows: Creativity (40%); Originality/Uniqueness (30%); and Presentation/Execution (30%).
Winners will be given plaques of recognition and the following cash prizes: adult category – Champion, Php15, 000; 1st runner-up, Php12, 000; 2nd runner-up, Php10, 000 while for the children category, the Champion group is given Php3, 000; 1st runner-up, Php 2,500; and 2nd runner-up, Php 2,000. Consolation prizes amounting Php3, 000 will be given to each qualified entry in the adult category; and php1, 500 as consolation for the children category.
Awarding ceremony will be held at the Capitol beachfront area immediately after members of the board of judges have determined the winners.
Public viewing of the artistic sand images follows after the competition and announcement of winners until May 1.