Davao City―The City Government has chosen the top winners in the “Hulagway sa Kadayawan” 2018 photo contest.
Three judges selected the standouts out of more than 500 entries bases on the contest’s criteria: Composition (30 percent), Originality (30%), Creativity (30%) and Relevance to the Theme (10%).
The photo contest had six categories: Pag-abli (photos taken during the Pag-abli, Subang Sinugdanan, Panagtagbo and Pananam events), Tribo (Hiyas sa Kadayawan, Dula Kadayawan, Kadayawan Village and Bantawan Cultural Presentation), Indak-indak (Indak-indak and Kosplay Kadayawan), Pamulak (Pamulak and Pitik Kadayawan), Tunog ug Sayaw (Sayaw Kadayawan and Tunog Kadayawan), and Kasikas (Kadayawan Famers Market, Kadayawan Dragon Boat, Mugna Kadayawan, Habi Kadayawan and Pahalipay).
Dexter Arcenas’ entry, which showed the re-enactment of the convergence of the different tribes of Davao, emerged as the top winner of the photo contest.
The judges said Arcenas’ piece was well-conceptualized and showcased all the elements of Kadayawan sa Davao: the convergence of the 11 native tribes and bountiful harvest of the city.
Arcenas will receive a cash prize of P20,000 pesos.
Second place went to Reymond Completo, with his photo of Matigsalog girls enjoying the celebration of Kadayawan, which captured how fun and festive the celebration is. His entry earned him P15,000.
Arniel Alderite bagged third place with his photograph that showcased the epitome of a Dabawenya beauty and the city’s colorful culture.
Rustan Samson’s shot of a colorful float during the Pamulak sa Kadayawan grabbed the Mayor’s Choice Award.
The runners-up in the respective categories, who will receive P2,000 each, are:
For the Pag-abli category: Rustan Samson, Marciano Villavito and Randiel Piales. For the Pamulak category: Eduardo Flores, Jr., Rustan Samson and Rolando Entero, Jr.
For the Indak-indak category: Jhan Christian Lao, Ian Russell Requiso, Jerome Batain and Kicy Uriel Antipuesto.
For the Tribo category: Jose Ayap, Jr., Rustan Samson and Ryan Buhian. For the Kasikas category, Ian Russell Requiso.
For the Tunog at Sayaw category: Mark Synon Edullantes, Benedict Rizaldo Mabolov and Kinneth Bendijo.