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#ZamboHermosaFest Competition Call for Entries

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It's the time of the year again when Zamboangueños of different fields of arts and culture come together to showcase their prowess in creativity and talent! The City Government of Zamboanga is now opening the registration for various competitions for the upcoming Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2018. Below is the schedule of competitions followed by the full guidelines and links for entry forms.

Inter-Barangay Fiesta Arco Competition (Read Guidlines)
September 22 (Saturday), Participating Barangays

Inter-Barangay Bandoreal Competition (Read Guidlines)
October 1 (Monday), 3PM, ICAS Tetuan to Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum

Zamboanga Dancesport Competition 2018 (Read Guidlines)
October 8 (Monday), 1PM, Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum, Tetuan

Original Chavacano Video Music Festival 2018 (Read Guidlines)
October 8 (Monday), 7PM, Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar

Mascota de Zamboanga Competition 2018
October 9 (Tuesday), 7PM, Palacio del Sur

Regatta de Zamboanga 2018
October 10 (Wednesday), 7AM, R.T. Lim Boulevard

Parade of Lights (Float Competition) 2018 (Read Guidlines)
October 10 (Wednesday), 6PM, Mayor Vitaliano Agan Ave (former Nuñez Extension) to City Hall Grounds

Hermosa Festival Streetdance Competition 2018
October 11 (Thursday), 8AM

Hermosa Festival Photography Competition 2018
October 19 (Friday), 5PM, Public Information Office, City Hall Grounds



Inter-Barangay Fiesta Arco Competition 2018

Official Rules and Guidelines 1. The competition is open to all Barangays in Zamboanga City.

2. The arco should showcase the best attributes of the participating barangay – to include products, cultures, tourist spots, legends, stories, and symbols.

3. The center of the arco should highlight the image of Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar.

4. The arco should also feature any of the following letterings:
• “Viva Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar!”
• “Vamos a Celebrar!”
• “Bienvenidos a Zamboanga Hermosa Festival”

5. The arco may be accentuated with other ornaments including lighting effects.

6. The arco must be constructed with two legs/pillars with provisions that can help it withstand regardless of any weather condition.

7. The minimum vertical clearance of the arco should be 4 meters from the finished floorline and the width should cover the entire span of the road/carriage way but should not block the sidewalks.

8. The first fifteen (15) submitted entries with complete requirements will be allowed to join the competition.

9. A briefing of all official representatives will be held on September 11, 2018 (Tuesday), 2PM at the Public Information Office in City Hall.

10. The arco should be constructed on before September 22, 2018, Saturday.

11. Judging will be done on September 23, 2018, Sunday and awarding will be held during the Grand Opening Salvo at Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum on October 1, 2018, 5PM.

12. Criteria are as follows:
• Originality 35%
• Creativity 30%
• Craftsmanship 25%
• Impact 10%
Total: 100%

13. Prizes are as follows:
First prize – P70,000.00 and a Plaque
Second prize – P50,000.00 and a Plaque
Third prize – P30,000.00 and a Plaque
Consolation prize – P10,000.00 and a Certificate

Download the guidelines and entry form here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DDXKwSK8vfKS_glgqO-_tDjjGpVdTq79/view?usp=sharing



INTER-BARANGAY BANDOREAL COMPETITION 2018

October 1, 2018, Monday, 3PM, ICES Tetuan to Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum

OFFICIAL RULES AND GUIDELINES

1. The Bandoreal Parade is a traditional merrymaking activity by the folks in the barrio/barangay during fiesta celebrations.

2. This competition was organized to help drum up noise and excitement in the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival Opening Salvo on October 1, 2018. The parade will start at the ICES Tetuan and end at the Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum.

3. Bandoreal Parade Competition is open to all barangays in Zamboanga city.

4. The basic requirements for the Bandoreal Parade entry include the following:
- Band or Drum & Lyre to serve as musical accompaniment
- Giants or Higantes
- Clowns or Payasos
- Costumes depicting fairies (diwatas), legendary heroes (Darna, Captain Barbell etc.) and other mythical creatures in Philippine folklore, literature or pop culture (such as Ibong Adarna, sarimanok, sirena, tikbalang, Bagani, Encantadia, The Revengers Squad, Pia Wurtzbach, Philippine Presidents, celebrities, etc)
- Props are also encouraged to highlight the merrymaking

5. The minimum number of performers per entry is 50 and the maximum is 100 members to exclude musicians.

6. The use of fire, fire crackers, and pyrotechnics are strictly prohibited. Groups who will use these for special effects or for any other reason will be automatically disqualified.

7. The criteria for judging are the following:

A. CONCEPT AND CREATIVITY – 30%
• Interpretation and creative translation of materials to dance and formation, props and choreographic presentation.
• Creative transition from one dance sequence to another.
• Blocking, neatness of the whole ensemble.
• Overall theme or concept of the presentation.

B. PERFORMANCE AND IMPACT – 20%
• Mastery, timing and synchronization of dance movements and other forms of choreography.
• Expression and characterization of the performances.
• Confidence and enthusiasm of the performers
• Discipline of performers

C. PRODUCTION DESIGN – 30%
• Aesthetic appeal, artistic quality and appropriateness of costumes, props, and colors.
• Relevance of props and sets to the presentation

D. MUSICALITY– 20%
• Instruments are played correctly, in tune and with clarity
• Overall tone, dynamics, balance and rhythm

8. The ranking method will be used in the selection of winners to break the tie, if any, the mode of the judges ranking will be used. If such is ineffective, the point system will be used. Should there still be a tie, the chairman of the board of the judges will have to break it.
9. Prizes are as follows:

• 1st Place – P70,000.00 plus plaque
• 2nd Place – P50,000.00 plus plaque
• 3rd Place – P30,000.00 plus plaque
• Best Higante – P5,000.00
• Consolation Prize – P10,000 plus Certificate of Participation

10. The participating barangays must submit a completely accomplished entry form with list of participants and photocopy of ID’s not later than September 13, 2018, Thursday, 1PM at the Public Information Office in City Hall.

11. Only 15 entries will be accepted in a first come, first serve basis.

12. A briefing of all official representatives will be held on September 13, 2018, Thursday, 1PM at the Public Information Office in City Hall.

13. Drawing of lots will be done right after the briefing. The organizer shall draw entry numbers for the participants who are not around during the briefing.

14. The organizer shall not be held responsible and liable to any untoward incidents that may occur during the contest. However, pre-cautionary measures shall be exercised throughout the course of the competition to ensure the safety and protection of the participants.

Download the guidelines and entry form here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RdWlLD53m4sPS0CJHh7v_Qw4WX8qaOQM/view?usp=sharing



ZAMBOANGA DANCESPORT COMPETITION 2018

October 8, 2018, Monday, 1PM, City Coliseum

Guidelines

1. The competition is open to all dancesport enthusiasts.

2. There shall be four (4) categories: Interschool Elementary Level (Zamboanga City only), Interschool Secondary Level (Zamboanga City only), Interschool Tertiary Level (Zamboanga City only), and the Open Category (open nationwide).

3. Registration forms are available at the Public Information Office (PIO), City Hall, or in the official Facebook page of Zamboanga Hermosa Festival.

4. The first fifteen (15) couples to submit a fully accomplished entry form with the necessary requirements will be allowed to join per category. Incomplete registration forms will not be accepted.

5. The last day of submission of the registration form will be on September 14, 2018, Friday, 9:00 A.M. at the Public Information Office (PIO), City Hall. This is also the date and time of the contest orientation meeting and briefing.

6. There shall only be one category for this competition – the Latin-American discipline (Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso-doble and Jive).

7. The number of dances to be performed are the following:
a. Elementary – Cha-cha-cha, Rhumba, Jive
b. Secondary – Cha-cha-cha, Rhumba, Jive
c. Tertiary - Cha-cha-cha, Samba, Rhumba, Jive
d. Open - Cha-cha-cha, Samba, Rhumba, Pasodoble, Jive

8. Competing couple must strictly follow the dress regulations of the World Dancesport Federation.

9. The City Events Team limits only to fifteen couples per category thus, we will only entertain the first 15 entries to signify participation by submitting the fully filled up official entry form.

10. Only two (2) couples per school per category is allowed to join the competition.

11. In all dances, timing, basic rhythm and movement will take precedence over the other fields of adjudications so that if the couple repeatedly makes mistakes in the category, they must be placed last in the dance.

12. Only one (1) foot is allowed off the floor.

13. All competitors must attend rehearsals as requested by the organizers.

14. Competing couples must be at the playing venue one (1) hour before the competition.

15. No competing couple or representative shall contact in any way or manner to any of the adjudicators in connection with critiques or ratings.

16. The adjudicators’ decision is final and non-appealable.

17. All persons attending this event, whether as spectators, competitors, officials or guests of the organizers shall be bound by the rules of this event and by participating automatically become obliged to adhere to them.

18. There shall be three adjudicators in this competition who have been selected by the organizers according to their competence and expertise in the field of ballroom dancing.

19. The chairman of the board of adjudicators shall be responsible for the decisions concerning ties or any problems over ranks.

Judging System
1. The heat will depend on the number of participating couples. During the elimination round, check mark system will be used to select the number of couples requested by the Tournament Manager.

2. In the final round, each judge shall place all the competing couples in order of merit in each of the dances. The judge shall mark his first couple, second couple, third couple, and so on in each of the dances.

3. A judge must not tie couples for any place in the final of any dance.

4. The winner of a particular dance is the couple who is placed first by an absolute majority of the judges; second, the couple who is placed second or higher by an absolute majority.

5. The remaining positions are allocated in a similar way.

6. The couple with the largest majority shall be allocated the position under review and the couple with the next largest majority, the following position.

7. The decision of the adjudicators is final.

8. Prizes are as follows:

Elementary / Secondary / Tertiary Level
1st Place – P10,000.00
2nd Place – P7,000.00
3rd Place – P5,000.00
Consolation – P2,000.00

Open Category
1st Place – P15,000.00
2nd Place – P10,000.00
3rd Place – P7,000.00
4th Place – P5,000.00
5th Place – P3,000.00



ORIGINAL CHAVACANO VIDEO MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018

Official Rules and Guidelines:

1. The Original Chavacano Video Music Festival is open to all Chavacano music composers and enthusiasts –students, professional, out-of-school youth, etc.

2. The competition has three categories:

a. Category 1 – Song Composition (Music Recording)
b. Category 2 – Performance Competition (Singer)
c. Category 3 – Music Video

Category 1 – Song Composition
1. The original song composition should be written in Zamboanga Chavacano.

2. The theme for this year’s song festival is “Happy, Upbeat, Feel Good Music”.

3. The music should have a fast tempo of 116-150 beats per minute and in major musical key.

4. The message of the song should express happiness and can cover a variety of concepts: love, patriotism, empowerment, positivity, etc.

5. A composer can only submit one entry.

6. A total number of 15 entries will be accepted. The first 15 submissions with complete requirements and which adhere to the guidelines will be included in the competition.

7. The song should be recorded and saved in a Compact Disc (CD) as a data file – the voice (melody) and accompaniment – in .mp3 or .wav format with a bitrate of 320kbps.

8. The lyrics and credits should be in a Word file, encoded using TIMES NEW ROMAN as font style with font size of 14, and included in the CD.

9. A demo recording must be submitted in .mp3 format together with the lyrics and initially filled out entry form. Email the entry files at zambocitygovt@gmail.com with the subject line “Original Chavacano Video Music Festival 2018 Entry” on or before August 10, 2018 (Friday), 5PM.

10. A pre-judging will be held on August 17, 2018 (Friday) at the Public Information Office, City Hall.

11. There will be a pre-selection committee appointed by the festival organizers, largely constituted by the people involved in the field of music. Their task is to select the finalists eligible for competition and provide critiques and suggestions to further improve the composition prior to the actual competition. Entrants will be officially notified after the selection.

12. After the preliminary judging, entries may be modified/enhanced for final submission based on the feedback of the pre-selection committee.

13. Criteria are as follows:

Lyrics:
Content / unity of idea and Meaning - 20%
Language / choice of words and appropriate phrasing - 20%
Music:
Melody - 30%
Accompaniment / appropriateness of chords in relation to the melody- 30%
Total: 100%

14. Prizes are as follows:
First prize – P15,000.00 and a Plaque
Second prize – P10,000.00 and a Plaque
Third prize – P7,000.00 and a Plaque
Consolation prize – P3,000.00 and a Certificate of Participation

Category 2 – Song Performance Competition
1. This competition is on the performers / interpreters of the song. The performer may not necessarily be the same singer in Category 1.

2. The competition proper will be held on October 8, 2018 (Monday), 7PM at the Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar.

3. Musical accompaniment may be live or canned. The performers should provide their own instruments and instrumental music should be given to the sound operator to be tested an hour before the competition.

4. Criteria for judging:
Tonal Quality 20%
Mastery - 20%
Rhythm - 20%
Musicality - 20%
Interpretation - 20%
Total: 100%
5. Prizes are as follows:
First prize – P10,000.00 and a plaque
Second prize – P7,000.00 and a plaque
Third prize – P5,000.00 and a plaque
6. A briefing of all official representatives will be held on September 20, Wednesday, 2018, 1PM at the Public Information Office in City Hall.

7. Drawing of lots will be done right after the briefing. The organizer shall draw entry numbers for the participants who are not around during the briefing.

8. Decision of the Judges is final and non-appealable.

Category 3 –Music Video
1. The music video is a visual story telling of the Original Chavacano Music record using Cinematography or Animation.

2. Running time must not exceed 6 mins including opening and closing credits (if there is any).

3. Entry works must be submitted in this format: DVD – must contain full or high‐definition .mp4 data file, with a frame size of at least 1280x720, 24fps.

4. Everything is assumed to be an original creation. Stock footages may be used as long as this is properly acknowledged or credited. Failure to acknowledge or provide credit to the rightful copyright owners will result in the works being disqualified from the competition.

5. Explicit content, nudity, extreme violence, or drug use is strictly prohibited.

3. All entries will be posted in the official Facebook page: “Zamboanga Hermosa Festival.” The entries will be subject to public voting thru Likes and Shares. The entry with the highest number of votes will be given the Voter’s Choice award and will receive a plaque of recognition. Voting will on October 7, 2018 (Sunday) at 12NN.

4. The jury will decide based on the guidelines established by the festival committee. The jury has the power to declare (or not) the winner/s. The decision of the jury is deemed final and conclusive, and cannot be questioned, challenged or appealed against on any ground.

5. All music video entries will be judged based on the following criteria:
a. Editing (How it’s put together) 35%: This includes the technical aspects of the AMV, including technical execution of special effects, cutting, fading, and pacing of the images to the music.
b. Cinematography (How it looks) 25%: This includes the overall quality of the AMV visual and audio components. This also includes how special effects enhance or detract from the video. The choice of images and placement to the soundtrack also play a role.
c. Creativity (How original it is) 20%: This includes the creative use of footage and music to make the video into something unique.
d. Artistic Vision (Was there a message or theme?) 20%: This is an assessment of the boldness and clarity of the editor’s vision or theme. It also includes the mood and atmosphere created by the audio and visual selections and the visceral impact it has on the audience, good or bad.

6. The entry form (hard copy) must be sent together with the CD containing the soft copy of .mp4 data file stored in a DVD (one entry per DVD properly labeled with entry title) and signed authorization/agreement/waiver form;

7. Entry forms and other entry requirements / materials must be placed inside an A4 or Long size document envelope. This must be properly labeled as “Original Chavacano Video Music Festival”, and submitted at the Public Information Office, City Hall, NS. Valderrosa St., Zamboanga City.

8. The deadline for submission of entries is on September 19, 2018, Wednesday, 1PM. The organizers will not be held responsible for entries received after the deadline thereby resulting in the exclusion from the competition and program.

9. There will be Premiere Screening for all entries to officially launch the Original Chavacano Video Music Festival 2017 on September 29, Saturday, 6PM at CityMall Tetuan and KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City.

10. The top 5 music videos will be shown in between the competition proper on October 7.

11. Prizes are as follows:
First prize – P20,000.00 and a Plaque
Second prize – P12,000.00 and a Plaque
Third prize – P8,000.00 and a Plaque
Voter’s Choice Award – P3,000.00 and a Plaque
Download the guidelines and entry form here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QmfiT6CF25cInTh0q1vqTorx1nnpj5UJ/view?usp=sharing

For inquiries, message us at the official page: Zamboanga Hermosa Festival​ or call us at 990-1356 #iLoveZamboangaCity #ZamboHermosaFest



Parade of Lights (Float Competition) 2018

October 10, 2018, Wednesday, 6PM, Mayor Vitaliano Agan Ave to City Hall Grounds

A parade of lights-decorated and illuminated floats of various shapes and sizes showcasing any of Zamboanga’s iconic landmarks, symbols, products, or the stories, legends, multiculturalism and dynamism of its people.

GUIDELINES

1. The competition is open to any person, group, organization, institution or company.

2. Registration forms are available at the Information and Communications Division, Office of the City Mayor, City Hall, Zamboanga City or online at the Facebook Page Zamboanga Hermosa Festival.

3. Incomplete registration forms will not be accepted. Complete registration form means a fully accomplished registration form with the complete Float Description or synopsis together with the sketch of his/her entry on a ¼ sized illustration board. The description and explanation shall be read during the actual day of the parade as the float approaches the end point of the parade route.

4. The last day of submission of the registration form will be on September 26, 2018 (Wednesday), 2:00 PM at the Public Information Office, City Hall. This is also the date and time for the orientation meeting for all participants of the float competition.

5. Entries may use any type of vehicles or contraptions which may be motorized, mechanical or animal driven. Floats should showcase any of Zamboanga’s iconic landmarks, symbols, products, or the stories, legends, multiculturalism and dynamism of its people.

6. Entries are encouraged to use indigenous/recycled materials illuminated by any light source (i.e. bulbs, LED lights etc.) but fire and pyrotechnics are strictly prohibited.

7. The maximum height for all floats shall be 12 feet from the ground. The minimum width/span is 5 feet and a maximum of 10 feet.

8. Participating floats are required to have at least 20 performing participants with illuminated props or costumes which will showcase the overall theme or concept.

9. The judging of entries shall be on the day of the parade, October 10, 2018 (Wednesday) and shall start exactly at 6PM. Route of the parade starts at the Mayor Vitaliano Agan Ave (former Nuñez Ext) fronting Max’s Restaurant towards City Hall Grounds. All competing floats shall be displayed around Plaza Rizal for public viewing until the awarding ceremony.

10. The float contestants will draw lots for the sequence of the floats and street assignments for assembly purposes during the final briefing of all parade participants. Date to be announced later.

11. The organizers shall carefully select a panel of judges and their decision shall be considered final and therefore not appealable.

12. The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any entry that fails to abide by the stipulation signified in this contest guidelines.

13. Criteria for judging are as follows:

• Symbolism (20%) – The entry should project the beauty of Zamboanga’s iconic landmarks, symbols, products, or the stories, legends, multiculturalism and dynamism of its people

• Performance (20%) – Overall concept and theme is executed by the performing contingents as presented in their costume, props and movements

• Design (30%) – This pertains to the concept and artistic merits of the design taking into consideration Balance, Proportion, Emphasis and Repetition, Harmony and Rhythm as primarily reflected in shapes/images and colors

• Execution and Luminance (30%) – How the design is realized, how the float is made and the use of lights are the focus in this criterion. For consideration are the quality of craftsmanship, stability of structure and decoration, choice and creative use of materials including brilliance of lights

14. The top 5 entries will receive a plaque and a cash prize as follows:
1st Prize ----- P 100,000.00
2nd Prize ----- P 80,000.00
3rd Prize ----- P 70,000.00
4th Prize ----- P 60,000.00
5th Prize ----- P 50,000.00

15. Non-winning entries shall receive a consolation prize of P 10,000.00 and a certificate of participation.

Download the guidelines here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13NqMq4zrvheyPFZENp4AVlalI5dfFBxF/view?usp=sharing

For inquiries call 990-1356 or PM us in the official facebook page Zamboanga Hermosa Festival​. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @zambocitygovt

Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2018 Calendar of Activities

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The grandest festival in Zamboanga is already a few months away! Zamboanga Hermosa Festival, also known as Fiesta Pilar, is one of the oldest and most colorful festivals in the country. The festival is held every October in honor of the city's patroness, Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar. The month-long festivities will kick off on October 1 with the Grand Parade and Opening Salvo at the Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum at 3PM. Here's the first look and feels of this year's festival.



A wide array of events are lined up in the following days leading to the feast day on October 12. Some of the highlights include the Regatta de Zamboanga, Parade of Lights (Float Competition), Mascota de Zamboanga, and the Streetdance Competition. Check out below the Calendar of major activities prepared by the City Government of Zamboanga.





Zamboanga Hermosa Festival 2018 Calendar of Activities

Inter-Barangay Fiesta Arco Competition
September 22 (Saturday), Participating Barangays

Badminton Tournament
September 28-30 (Friday-Saturday), Summit Centre, Tetuan

Zambassadors Mall Tour ft. Original Chavacano Video Music Festival 2018 Grand Launching
September 29, 6PM, Saturday, CityMall Tetuan and KCC Mall de Zamboanga

Smoke Out Zamboanga – Grilled Food Fiesta and Zamboanga Grand Midnight Sale
September 29–October 13 (Saturday–Saturday), R.T. Lim Boulevard

Zamboanga Art Exhibit 2018
September 30–October 14 (Sunday–Monday)

Cosechas de Zamboanga 2018
October 1–15, (Monday–Friday), Plaza Pershing

Hermosa Heritage Zone Walking Tour
October 1-11 (Monday-Thursday), City Tourism Office, Paseo del Mar

Hermosa Festival Opening Salvo ft. Inter-Barangay Bandoreal Competition and Pink Parade
October 1 (Monday), 3PM, City Coliseum, Tetuan

5th Conferencia de Historia, Cultura y Artes de Zamboanga
October 2-4, (Tuesday-Thursday), 8AM, Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar

Pet Parade and Blessing
October 4 (Thursday), 4PM, Jardin Maria Clara, Pasonanca

ZC Travel and Tour Expo
October 5-7 (Friday-Sunday), 9AM-9PM, Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar

Copa de Ciudad Fiesta Pilar Open Invitational Bowling Tournament 2018
October 5-7 (Friday-Sunday) Tebi & Sean Recreational Center

2nd Zamboanga Hermosa Pencak Silat Invitational Tournament 2018
October 5-7 (Friday-Sunday) KCC Mall de Zamboanga

4th La Hermosa Invitational Volleyball Tournament 2018
October 5-7 (Friday-Sunday) City Coliseum/Sta Maria Elementary Covered Court

Noche de Bailes y Canciones
October 6 (Saturday), 7PM, National Museum

Zamboanga Hermosa Festival Chess Championship 2018
October 6-7 (Saturday-Sunday) KCC Mall de Zamboanga

3rd Zamboanga Hermosa Festival Sepatakraw Tournament 2018
October 6-7 (Saturday-Sunday)Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC)

Zamboanga Hermosa Primer Juego de Nadada 2018
October 6-7 (Saturday-Sunday) JFEMSC Grandstand Swimming Pool

2018 Regional Inter-school Taekwondo Championship Zamboanga Hermosa Festival
October 6-7 (Saturday-Sunday) KCC Mall de Zamboanga

Hermosa Cup 2018 Invitational Table Tennis Tournament
October 6-7 (Saturday-Sunday) City Mall Tetuan

2nd Zamboanga Hermosa Weightlifting Open Championship 2018
October 6-7 (Saturday-Sunday) JFEMSC Grandstand, Baliwasan

1st Zamboanga Hermosa Festival Philspada Sports Tournament 2018
October 6-7 (Saturday-Sunday) Grandstand / City Coliseum

La Gran Procesion de la Santas Imagenes
October 6-7 (Saturday-Sunday) ADZU Grounds to Fort Pilar

Sandy Jamiro: Zamboangueña Pintor
October 6-27 (Saturday-Saturday) Garden Orchid Hotel Lobby

Fit to Fight: A Breast Cancer Zumba Dance Party
October 7 (Sunday), 6PM, Paseo del Mar

Zamboanga Dancesport Competition
October 8 (Monday), 1PM, City Coliseum, Tetuan

Original Chavacano Video Music Festival 2018
October 8 (Monday), 7PM, Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar

Mascota de Zamboanga Competition 2018
October 9 (Tuesday), 7PM, Palacio del Sur

Regatta de Zamboanga 2018
October 10 (Wednesday), 7AM, R.T. Lim Boulevard

Wow Sardinas Grand Boodle Fight
October 10 (Wednesday), 11AM, R.T. Lim Boulevard

Parade of Lights (Float Competition)
October 10 (Wednesday), 6PM, Mayor Vitaliano Agan Ave (former Nuñez Extension) to City Hall Grounds

Concierto na Ayuntamiento
October 10 (Wednesday), 6PM, City Hall Grounds

Zamboanga Hermosa Streetdance Competition & Fiesta Main Program
October 11 (Thursday), 8AM

Balik Zamboanga Night
October 11 (Thursday), 7PM, Patio Palmeras

Feast of Our Lady Of The Pillar
October 12 (Friday), Fort Pilar Shrine

Danza La Vida (Street Party)
October 13 (Saturday), 7PM

Hermosa Photography Competition 2018
October 19 (Friday), 5PM – Deadline of Submission
October 21 (Sunday),11AM – Exhibit Opening
October 28 (Saturday), 11AM – Awarding Ceremony

More events will be included in the coming weeks so like the official facebook page Zamboanga Hermosa Festival to get the latest updates. Follow us on Twitter (@zambocitygovt) and Instagram (@zambocitygovt), and subscribe the Youtube Channel Zamboanga City Official. Share and invite your friends this October to experience the most colorful festival of the south! Use the official hashtags: #ZamboHermosaFest and #iLoveZamboangaCity.



You may download the festival logo with transparent background here:

The logo shall only be used for festival-related collaterals and should not be altered in any way. Copyright belongs to the City Government of Zamboanga.
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Mi Ciudad de Zamboanga Digital Art Competition

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Visual art competitions have always been part of Summer Festival in Zamboanga. In the past years we had Chalk art, and Mural painting and Photography competitions in line with the celebration of Dia de Ma'am Caling. This year, we introduced a new contest, the first ever Digital Art Competition. Digital Art is an artwork created using computer softwares such as Photoshop. Three types of artwork are qualified in the competition: digital montage, photo-manipulations and advanced photography. With the theme "I Love Zamboanga", artists should create compositions featuring icons, landmarks and symbols of Zamboanga showing their love for the city. Here are the top 15 entries:


Top 15. "Spear Fishing" by Kerwin Baldovino


Top 14. "Mi Amore, Zamboanga" by Berlito M. Bolotaolo
"Zamboanga is as colorful as its people, and it shows in our culture and structures. Thus, this is a collage of some of the famous and colorful tourist sites or land marks our very own Zamboanga City, Mi Amore."


Top 13. "Levantacion" by Riavie M. Francisco
"I had many to capture at that moment but what strikes my eyes most is the candles in Fort Pilar Shrine. I had seen clancing flame of the candles and I got to think of what happened last September 2013 in Zamboanga City. This candles symbolizes the weapon of darkness. Zamboanga raised from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the lit path of racial justice after the war. It had its time to open doors of oppotunity and lift itself from quicksands pf racial injustices. To end up, Zamboangueños declaired the praises of God who called them out of darkness into his wonderful light upon lifting this candle."


Top 12. "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream" by Berlito M. Bolotaolo
"This is a composite shots of Sibulao Stars and Merloquet Falls. The stars were taken at the open field of Barangay Sibulao and were taken actually 30 photo stacked together, thus creating a beautiful and bountiful star trails. The famous Merloquet Falls awas taken right after the sunset. Low light is needed in order to capture the stunning effects of burning Steel Wool along with the cascading waters."


Top 11. "Viaja" by Al-Rashed U. Ambutong
"As tradition, I consider Zamboanga as a new travel destination that consist of beautiful islands, sceneries, and scrumptious food specialties. Zamboanga City is a force to reckon with the city is blessed with the perfect weather to host great influx of tourists."


Top 10. "Diverse" by Kendrick E. Rico
"The photo shows how beautiful Zamboanga is. It symbolizes our beautiful and multicultural city. Through different in cultures, we can live together as one community."


Top 9. "Zamboanga City: A Beautiful place to visit" by Nasser F. Hadjula
"Some people look for a beautiful place to visit, others make a place beautiful. Zamboanga City is beautiful and a place to visit."


Top 8. "Chasing Mountains" by Mohammad Sarajan
"When we follow a trail we always move forward and just follow and sometimes we forget to look around and miss beauty along the way. At Mt. La Paz and Mt. Kampana."

Top 7. "Paz y Amor na Mi Ciudad" by Cristina M. Sarol
"Peace that gives rise to the city, personal, and social transformation. Love is respecting and recognizing basic human rights and conributing human living with a special sensitivity to cultural and religious differences that makes Zamboanga City as a peace and loving place to live. This beautiful landmark of our beloved city join together as one. Jardin de Maria Clara Lobregat were she served as its first woman mayor, Fort Pilar is a major historic landmark of Zamboanga City. Taluksangay Mosque was the center of Islamic Propagation. The Boy Scout grounds, Paseo del Mar is one of the Iconic Landmark and the Limpapa Bridge. We feel so good and peaceful once were reminded that all bad things pass to make a city for something better place to live, that love does exist and has many forms that compassion and forgiveness. The ultimate salvation and the path to freedom and love for our beloved Zamboanga City."

Top 6. "Un Moundo" by Kendrick E. Rico
"One world, one community, one city, one love, one and one God. As Zamboangueños, we are one on helping each other for the good of our City."

Top 5. "Home" by Mohammad Sarajan
"For me Zamboanga is a Home. I don't have to travel to a far away place to feel like I'm in "paradise." It simply starts with surrounding yourself with the things you truly love, living your best life and where smiles can be warmer than the environment. It's a place like no other, a place called home."


Top 4. "Estrellas y el City Hall" by Berlito M. Bolotaolo
"This is a composite shots of Sibulao Stars and the famous City Hall of Zamboanga City. During the Earth Hour moment, where lights are intentionally turned off, I took the opportunity of taking a shot of the City Hall with the stars above. But during that time, there were less stars to capture. Thus, by combining the stars taken at Sibulao and the City Hall, creates a moment where time seems to be fast and ethereal."

Top 3. "Hermosa" by Joem S. Faustino
"Hermosa is a spanish word which simply translates to beauty or lovely. I've chosen that title because I believe that it's the word best describes our "Ciudad de Zamboanga". The woman in the art piece is the representation of our "Ciudad de Zamboanga." She embodies the qualities where in our city and Zamboanguenos are known for. First of which is resilience. It is one of the significant traits our people is known for. We were bombarded by different misfortunate circumstances from the past and yet we still managed to pull through and now slowly by slowly we are moving forward. Second is our unwavering faith. We people are known to be prayerful. We address every concern we have in our lives to our mighty Creator, thankfully our city is blessed with the presence of the "Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar" with whom our city/people seek for wisdom, guidance, blessings and protection. Hermosa is wearing the head structure of our Fort Pilar as a battle helmet while being aura/shadowed by our lady Pilar to impart a message that our city firmly stand & remain strong through faith as one of our main foundations. And lastly is the natural beauty. Ciudad de Zamboanga is now slowly being recognized as a city with amazing islands and beaches. We are rich with natural wonders, unique savory cuisines and even our "Bellas" possesses such beauty that is incomparable. As a city, we have what it takes to compete and to be showcased around the world. We celebrate our own, we patronize our own. We take confidence and pride to the things that are of our own and I think that those are strong expressions of love. Just like the cliche thing people usually say that if you love someone, be proud of her and shout it to the world."

Top 2. "Carera de Vintas" by Mohammad Sarajan
"Regatta de Zamboanga is one of the most anticipated annual calendar events in Zamboanga. It is always amazing to witness and feel the energy of each and every participants at the race."


Top 1. "Amor y Cariño de la Belleza Natural de Zamboanga" by Tennyl Dehm Canlas
"Zamboanga is gifted with the treasures of Mother Earth. From its lush emerald forests in the Pasonanca Natural Park, to the crystalline waterfalls of Merloquet and Hermosa, to its one of a kind rosy quartz sand of the Sta Cruz Island – Zamboanga is home of the bountiful flora and fauna which thrives in harmony with the people who cares for it. As mother earth provides us with all of our needs, so shall we continually seek to preserve and protect her. Our love for the city and its natural beauty is one reason why we call her home."

Congratulations to all the winners! Which is your favorite entry? Visit Zamboanga Hermosa Festival Facebook page for news and updates on events and activities of the City Government of Zamboanga.

Festival de las Bellas y Flores 2018: Philippine Festivals

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The most beautiful day of Summer in Zamboanga City has come! Inspired by the Flores de Mayo celebration, the City Government held the annual Festival de las Bellas y Flores, a competition of gowns, arcos and beautiful ladies last May 26, 2018. This year's theme is "Philippine Festivals" where each candidate represents the colorful celebration and spirit of an iconic festival in the country. Thirteen entries vied for the coveted top 3 spots per category. Here are the photos during the competition proper at Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar.
Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
The backdrop of this year's Festival de las Bellas y Flores held at Centro Latino, Paseo del Mar

Hermosa Festival of Zamboanga City, Pamulinawen Festival of Laoag, Ilocos Norte, and Lami-Lamihan Festival of Lamitan, Basilan Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
L-R: Hermosa Festival of Zamboanga City, Pamulinawen Festival of Laoag, Ilocos Norte,
and Lami-Lamihan Festival of Lamitan, Basilan

Lami-Lamihan Festival of Lamitan, Basilan by Pio Hilario Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Lami-lamihan Festival of Lamitan, Basilan by Pio Hilario

Lami-Lamihan Festival of Lamitan, Basilan by Pio Hilario Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Lamitan was derived from the phrase Lami-Lamihan which means a blend of Merry Making and Conference. The town was named by the first Spaniards from Isabela who explored this area. When the Spaniards arrived the Moros were celebrating the native festival. The municipality of Lamitan was founded in 1886 by the legendary figure Pedro Javier Cuevas popularly known as Datu Kalun. He was born in the town of Bacoor Cavite on June 9, 1846. (read more)

Zamboanga Hermosa Festival or Fiesta Pilar Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Zamboanga's very own, La Hermosa Festival or Fiesta Pilar

Zamboanga Hermosa Festival or Fiesta Pilar Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Zamboanga Hermosa Festival is held during the month of October in celebration of the city's patron saint, Señora La Virgen del Pilar.

Camille Quijano in a Pinky Josh gown inspired by Pamulinawen Festival of Laoag City Ilocos Norte Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National CostumeSeñorita Camille Quijano in a Pinky Josh gown inspired by Laoag's Pamulinawen Festival

Camille Quijano in a Pinky Josh gown inspired by Pamulinawen Festival of Laoag City Ilocos Norte Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
The Pamulinawen Festival is held every first week of the February. The word Laoag means "the place of light or clarity" in Ilokano and now, Laoag City is a 1st class city in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The festival corresponds with the Feast Day of Saint William the Hermit, which is the city’s Patron Saint.

Camille Quijano in a Pinky Josh gown inspired by Pamulinawen Festival of Laoag City Ilocos Norte Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Pamulinawen Festival of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte by Pinky Josh. Ms. Camille Quijano placed 3rd in the Prettiest Señorita Competition.

Bangus Festival of Dagupan, Pangasinan by Usni Sali Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
It highlights the city’s rich milk fish aquaculture industry in the province of Pangasinan
and in the country. (read more)

Bangus Festival of Dagupan, Pangasinan by Usni Sali Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Bangus Festival of Dagupan, Pangasinan by Usni Sali. The Bangus Festival is an annual celebration in the city of Dagupan.

T'nalak Festival of Koronadal South Cotabato Angelica Baird Federico Navarro Bryan Cabaddu Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Angelica Baird wearing a Bryan Cabaddu gown inspired by the T'nalak Festival
of Koronadal, South Cotabato

T'nalak Festival of Koronadal South Cotabato Angelica Baird Federico Navarro Bryan Cabaddu Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National CostumeThe name of the festival was derived from T’nalak, a colorful abaca cloth created and woven by the women of the province’s T’boli tribe. The T’nalak fabric serves as the festival icon because it symbolizes the blending of culture, strength, and unity of the various ethnic groups living in the province. The T’bolis expressed everything they are in the T’nalak: their dreams, beliefs, myths and even their religion. Making use of the various geometrical patterns and the trademark red, black and white colors, the T’bolis weave the natural and the supernatural in the abaca strands of the T’nalak. (read more)

T'nalak Festival of Koronadal South Cotabato Angelica Baird Federico Navarro Bryan Cabaddu Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National CostumeMs. Angelica Baird was awarded 1st Place in the Prettiest Señorita category.

Angelique Natividad Federico Navarro Es la Hora Vigan Ilocos Sur Binatbatan Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Angelique Natividad in Federico Navarro's "Es la Hora" inspired by Vigan's Binatbatan Festival.

Angelique Natividad Federico Navarro Es la Hora Vigan Ilocos Sur Binatbatan Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume Binatbatan Festival traces its roots from the abel weaving industry of Vigan which has been in existence even before the Spaniards came to colonize the Philippines. It comes from the word batbat, a pair of bamboo stick used to separate cotton pods that come from a tall tree called kapas sanglay. The word "kapas" from kapas sanglay means "cotton" in Ilocano (read more).

Kaamulan Festival of Malaybalay Bukidnon Manobo Tribe Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Kaamulan Festival of Malaybalay is a gathering of 7 hill tribes of Bukidnon. Kaamulan means "gathering" (read more).

Kaamulan Festival of Malaybalay Bukidnon Manobo Tribe Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Kaamulan Festival of Malaybalay, Bukidnon

Manggahan Festival of Guimaras Iloilo Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Manggahan Festival of Guimaras, Iloilo (read more)

Manggahan Festival of Guimaras Iloilo Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Manggahan Festival of Guimaras is a celebration of its rich culture and their feast of thanksgiving for having bestowed a rich land where delicious mangoes are grown (link).

Ati-atihan Festival Kalibo Aklan by Nicole Salih Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Ati-atihan Festival of Kalibo, Aklan by Nicole Salih

Ati-atihan Festival Kalibo Aklan by Nicole Salih Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
This intricate tribal-inspired gown by Nicole Salih represents the rich culture of Aklan and it's famous festival, the Ati-atihan Festival. The feast is held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus), concluding on the third Sunday, in the town of Kalibo, Aklan in the island of Panay, Philippines (read more).

Ati-atihan Festival Kalibo Aklan by Nicole Salih Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Ati-Atihan Festival of Aklan by Nicole Salih won 3rd Place in the Gown Competition.

Buyogan Festival Abuyog Leyte Raustin Siocon Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
An intricate gown by Raustin Siocon inspired by the Buyogan Festival of Abuyog, Leyte.

Buyogan Festival Abuyog Leyte Raustin Siocon Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
The Buyogan Festival of the coastal town of Abuyog, Leyte is celebrated each year on the 28th of August, where the locally known “buyog” or bees are the centerpiece.

Buyogan Festival Abuyog Leyte Raustin Siocon Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Buyogan Festival of Abuyog, Leyte by Raustin Siocon. This creation ranked 4th in the Gown Competition.

Kadayawan Festival of Davao City by Geronie Labora Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
The colorful and intricate "Kadayawan Festival" of Davao City by Geronie Labora worn by Señorita Shantara Suico

Kadayawan Festival of Davao City by Geronie Labora Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
A celebration of good harvest, Kadayawan is a weeklong feast celebration in the City of Davao being celebrated every 3rd week of August as a thanksgiving for nature’s bountiful harvest, the wealth of culture, and serenity of living. From the word “madayaw”, a friendly greeting also used to mean good, profitable, superior, beautiful and valuable (read more).

Kadayawan Festival of Davao City by Geronie Labora Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Kadayawan Festival of Davao City by Geronie Labora won 1st Place in the Gown Competition.

Masskara Festival of Bacolod City by Vicky Go Tonggal Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
Masskara Festival of Bacolod City by Vicky Go Tonggal

Masskara Festival of Bacolod City Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
MassKara Festival is an annual festival in Bacolod City with highlights every fourth Sunday of October with street dancers in colorful costumes, masks and headdresses. Bacolod City invites you to the “happiest and most colorful festival in the Philippines” which will be a month-long celebration with concerts, food fests, street parties, and a lot of activities will draw thousands of visitors to the City of Smiles (read more).

Sinulog Festival of the Queen City of the South, Cebu City by Harold Ruste Bernabe
Sinulog Festival of the Queen City of the South, Cebu City by Harold Ruste Bernabe. The Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, and is the centre of the Santo Niño Catholic celebrations in the Philippines (read more).

The Top 3 winners in the Gown Competition 1st Place - Kadayawan by Geronie Labora, 2nd Place - Binatbatan Festival by Federico Navarro, and 3rd Place - Ati-atihan Festival by Nicole Salih Festival de las Bellas y Flores Gown Competition National Costume
The Top 3 winners in the Gown Competition: 1st Place - "Kadayawan" by Geronie Labora (center), 2nd Place - "Binatbatan Festival" by Federico Navarro (left), and 3rd Place - Ati-atihan Festival by Nicole Salih (right)

Here's the full list of winners:

ARCO COMPETITION:
1st Place - "Lami-lamihan Festival of Lamitan, Basilan" by Pio Hilario
2nd Place - "Binatbatan Festival of Vigan, Ilocos Sur" by Raymond Rabanal
3rd Place - "T'nalak Festival of Koronadal, South Cotabato" by Bryan Cabaddu

PRETTIEST SEÑORITA:
1st Place - Angelica Baird for "T'nalak Festival of Koronadal, South Cotabato"
2nd Place - Angelique Natividad for "Binatbatan Festival of Vigan, Ilocos Sur"
3rd Place - Camille Quijano for "Pamulinawen Festival of Laoag, Ilocos Norte"

GOWN COMPETITION:
1st Place - "Kadayawan Festival of Davao City" by Geronie Labora
2nd Place - "Binatbatan Festival of Vigan, Ilocos Sur" by Federico Navarro
3rd Place - "Ati-atihan of Kalibo, Aklan" by Nicole Salih

FESTIVAL DANCE:
1st Place - "Ati-atihan of Kalibo, Aklan" by Arena Blanco National High School
2nd Place - "Sinulog Festival of Cebu City" by Pasonanca National High School

Congratulations to all winners! They have all showed great craftsmanship, creativity, confidence and talent that is not only for Zamboanga City but can also be showcased throughout the nation and someday, in the international scene! Watch out for the next biggest fashion competition in Zamboanga this October, the Mascota de Zamboanga Competition, which is one of the highlights of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival. Like the Facebook page for news and updates. Vamos a Celebrar!
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