The event served as a training ground for creative Ifugao designers to exhibit their talents in designing and also for the youths to express and develop their artistic talents in modeling.
Showcasing their designs in the casual, summer, formal and evening gown competitions were Architect Oscar Binay-o of Aguinaldo; Jerrymiah Bubod of Alfonso Lista , Rio Harris Gopeng of Mayoyao and Chie Dulnuan and Councilor Reneboy Millano of Lamut. The designers have their own respective models.
Gopeng won as the Best Designer of the Year while his male model, Jericho Likiyan, took home the Best Male Model of the Year award and Arla Krishna Dulnuan won as Best Female Model.
The “Lenong” which means peace in the local dialect, aims not only to commemorate the end of the battle but also to instill in the minds and hearts of the young generations of the evils of war and lessons of history. (PIA Ifugao with report from Farrah B Banawan)