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CREATIVE MINDS. The top three winners of the on-the-spot Ati-Ati Poster Making Contest, with Kalibo Vice Mayor Madeline Regalado and KASAFI secretary Mila Balleza.

ASU stude wins Ati-Ati poster making contest

An architecture student from Aklan State University (ASU) won this year’s on-the-spot Ati-Ati Poster Making Contest, beating 67 contenders from other schools in the province.

Stephen James Prado of Buruanga town received P10,000 for his vivid interpretation of the theme, “Ro Ati-Ati it Kalibo.”

Angie Mae Rapista Gementiza, 18, an accountancy student of Garcia College of Technology (GCT), landed next to Prado and took home P3,000 cash.

Marc Jimley Crispino of Numancia, 16, an information technology student of GCT, grabbed the third place and got P2,000 cash.

Two won consolation prizes — Clint Tabares, 19, of Makato and an education student of Aklan Catholic College, and Cyril Ellis Anino, 16, of the Regional Science High School. They received P1,000 each.

Winners received their prizes from Vice Mayor Madeline Regalado, Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Foundation Inc. (KASAFI) chairman Albert Menez, KASAFI secretary Mila Balleza, and KASAFI vice president Lilibeth Goboy, during a ceremony at the KASAFI office.

KASAFI, the Ati-Atihan Festival organizer, is holding the contest since it was launch in 2010.

A panel of distinguished members of the arts community composed of Patrick Lachica, Nina Candelario, Ma. Delia Ibesate and archictect Jose Dureza, selected the winning works.

Menez thanked the participants for their hard work, interest, passion and creativity, and the sponsors and school administrators for their support.

“This contest is a big opportunity for our artists to showcase their creativity and develop their artistic skills,” he said.

Other contestants were students from Monfort Technical Institute, Starglow School, Infant Jesus Academy, Linabuan National High School, Northwestern Visayan Colleges, Arcangel Sur Balete Elementary School;

Aguinaldo T. Repiedad Sr. Integrated School, Kalibo Pilot Elementary School, Calimbajan-Tina National High School, Estancia Elementary School and ASU – College of Hospitality and Rural Resource Management Ibajay Campus.

The contest also had the support of Coca Cola Bottlers Philippines, San Miguel Brewery, Jean’s Cakes and Pastries, Bread and Butter, La Esperanza Hotel, PSWRI-Nature’s Spring, Jollibee-Kalibo Plaza, Virgie’s Cakehouse and the municipal government of Kalibo.

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