Entry Number 6 entitled “Hali-Ka” won the Best in Costume , Best Artist (Joe Aaron Espinosa) and Best Model (Frowkie Llonor) Awards. Also in the photos were yours truly and my 2 other fellow judges.
DAGWAY SANG IMAGINASYON: LA CARLOTA CITY’S COSTUME DESIGN COMPETITION
In celebration for the Tourism Month, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental held a competition for Costume Making dubbed as “Dagway sang Imahinasyon”, Ilonggo words for faces of Imagination. Dagway sang imagination is a showcase of the talents and workmanship of a promising artist in the City of La Carlota. The event was highlighted by the selection of Best Costume, Best Artist and Best Model.
The entries dealt on the contest theme Forest Fantasy. Being one of the judges I personally have the difficulty of choosing the winners, especially that all entries were good. We choose the winner based on the following criteria: Craftsmanship 35%, Wearability 25%, Creativity 25% and, Vidual Impact 15%. Evaluating all the entries up close made us scrutinize each entry’s material and workmanship.
What fixed the event more dramatic was the way each entry was portrayed by every model.Of course the play of lights and musical scoring made the show even more spectacular. I was totally awed by the winning entry. With the use of natural bark of the tree, combined with a little painting, the use of a scented plant and the theatrical act of the model made the piece a real standout. It appeared that I found myself amidst the fabulous beauties and beasts of the woods.
My congratulations for the City of La Carlota for continually searching and honing the skills of their constituents. My special thanks to Miss Janeth Baldoza Joseph for always considering and trusting me to judge in their various arts competitions.
Miss Janeth Baldoza Joseph, Tourism Officer of La Carlota City pose with the winners