Dagupan City wins Pistay Dayat ‘boat painting contest’

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – Dagupan City emerged champion in the boat painting contest of the Pistay Dayat celebration, followed by Burgos (1st runner-up), and Agno (2nd runner-up).

Local artists from the 12 coastal towns and two coastal cities of the province, on April 27 (from 8AM – 3PM) at the back of the Veterans’ Memorial Park, interpreted the contest theme, “Dayat Mi, Yaman Mi, Ikinom Mi” on their artistic illustrations in the boat replicas.

Governor Amado I. Espino, III will lead in the awarding ceremony for the top three winners of the boat painting contest during the Pistay Dayat commemorative program on May 1, 8AM.

Aside from trophies, top three winners will receive the following cash prizes – Php25,000 (champion), Php15,000 (1st runner-up), and Php10,000 (2nd runner-up).

Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Officer Malu Elduayan said the painted boat replicas will be used as dining tables during the “Dulang” boodle fight to be held along the baywalk of the Capitol beachfront on May 1, 9AM. After the boodle fight, the painted boats will be awarded to the participating coastal towns and cities for their use on their tourism promotions program.

Other participating groups in the boat painting contest were from Infanta, Dasol, Bani, Bolinao, Labrador, Sual, Lingayen, Binmaley, and San Fabian towns, and city of Alaminos.

The entries were judged, following the criteria for judging: cultural context (25%), relevance to the theme (25%), visual elements and originality (30%), and over-all impression (20%).

By Dexter A. See

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