Annually, Sarbay Fest holds sand sculpture competition. This time, various sand formations in 9x6 feet wide and 3 feet in height made creatively with water, shells, corals and pebbles were showcased to reflect Sarangani’s “Sea Garden”.
Ten teams of five members each vied for the title; entry number 5 from Glan got the 1st place and received P10,000, while entry number 2 from Samal Island placed 2nd and cash of P5,000. Entry number 8, also from Glan, won 3rd place and received P2 500.
“We remain firm on our campaign in preserving Sarangani’s rich marine life. That is why we would like to mirror this call to beautiful pieces of art using Sarbay’s sand,” said Tacna Sumajuit, event organizer.
The participants were permitted to use tools such as shovel, pail, paint brush and knives.
Team leader Keith Laride of Team Glan emphasized the value of creativity and group dynamics in winning such a competition.
On the other hand, “Pinta sa Baybayon”, a thematic body painting competition stunned everyone in showcasing art making the skin as the canvass.
Centered in preserving Sarangani Bay, eight teams of two members each participated, mostly students and artists.
The body painting lasted for four hours in full view of the public adhering to the theme “Preservation of Sarangani Bay.”
Vivid colors reflecting the sea and earth left the audience in awe as the models walked on the ramp.
Entry Model Jay R Damalerio and artist Jimboy Juegos bagged the 1st place; Entry number 4 Arjay Reforma and Jay Esma placed second and Entry number 1 Giovan Gotas and Mark Hilario placed third. (Cherry Marie Irish D. Cruz/SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)