EMB-CAR Regional Director Reynaldo Digamo said that the environmental-friendly Christmas tree making contest dubbed as the “Punong Pamasko: sa Basura Nabuo” aims to promote the use of recycled materials turned into beautiful decorative pieces and other decors.
The theme of the tree should revolve on solid waste management, clean air, and climate change consciousness and adaptation. The Christmas tree including its decors must be 100 percent made from recyclable materials. No commercial materials or real trees shall be used. However, commercial Christmas lights maybe used for lightings.
The maximum height of the Christmas tree from the ground is 10 feet and the minimum is 8 feet with radius not exceeding 3.5 feet. It must be set up as a freestanding structure and to be displayed in an outdoor environment. Contestants must ensure that their trees and ornaments are weather-proof.
Only ten entry forms submitted before 5:00 PM on November 27, 2018 would be considered by EMB CAR. All qualified entries will be officially notified.
Qualified contestants should start setting up their entries on December 1 until December 6 at designated areas within the grounds of the EMB DENR CAR. No changes or modifications may be made after it has been set up. Only minor adjustments or changes arising from malfunctions or accidental mishaps maybe made, and with the approval of EMB CAR.
The Christmas tree entries will be lit up simultaneously on December 7 during the DENR sports fest culminating program, thereafter, from 7 pm to 12 midnight every night for the entire month of December.
Final judging and awarding will be on December 18, 2018.
Cash prizes and certificates shall be awarded to the winners: 1st place - PhP 50,000.00; 2nd place - PhP 35,000.00 and 3rd place - PhP 20,000.00. Non-winning entries shall receive consolation prize of PhP 5,000.00 each and certificate of appreciation.By Redjie Melvic Cawis (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)