Archive for November, 2011

Photo contest category

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

1. Modes of Picture Take being considered.

Film Category – Any analog camera film size/format can be used, as long as the final entry must be a printed (5”x7”)

Digital Category – Digital Cameras that are capable of taking Raw Format Files, APS format cameras are eligible.

2. Photo Contest Categories – All activities involving Sinulog 2012.

a. Contingent – competing or guest participants of Sinulog 2012 grand parade on January 15, 2012. Picture must be group dancing the Sinulog and not of a solo dancer.

b. Fluvial and Solemn Processions – January 14, 2012, the miraculous image is sea borne along the coasts of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu cities while the solemn procession passes through the principal streets of Cebu City.

c. Float/Higante and Puppeteers – January 15, 2012, pictures of float, higante and puppeteers must include the whole structure and not the personalities on board the float. Float, puppeteers and higante shots should include the carrier inside the contraption.

d. Décor/Arch and sidelights – These pictures may be taken anytime (day or night) of arches and décor set up for Sinulog 2012. Sidelights are human interest pictures taken in the parade route on Sinulog day, or in any other activity taken during the Sinulog week starting on January 2, 2012.

e. Festival Queen – Photo to be taken while subject is dancing during the Search for Sinulog Festival Queen 2012 on January 13, 2012 at the Cebu City Sports Center and during the grand parade on January 15, 2012.

Registration starts on December 15, 2011.
Deadline: January 10, 2012
Registration fee: P1,000 (inclusive of Sinulog ID and photographer’s vest)

PRIZES:
Over-all grand prize – P100,000 + trophy
2nd Best Picture – P50,000 + trophy
3rd Best Picture – P30,000 + trophy

Short Film Festival and Photo Contest Awards Night
Special screeing of finalists: January 28, 2012, 1-5 p.m.
SM Cinema 2, SM City Cebu
Attire: Smart Casual

 

*****

SOURCE: Sinulog Foundation Inc.

Puppeteers category

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

“Tapestry of Dreams”

The parade shall be a festival in itself, combining color, music and larger-than-life puppetry. The puppets dance together with the audience in the carousel route. Each puppet’s specific movements should emphasize its distinct character.

Guidelines:

1. The puppet must be not less than 10 feet and must not exceed 18 feet high with wingspans not to exceed 16 feet wide. The puppet must be able to move effortlessly with the breeze.

2. Each puppet must be manned by a costumed performer (wearing of slippers and sandals not allowed).

3. The puppet must be colorful, depicting the fantasies of children. However, it should not be obscene or immoral. The puppet should not be grim-face or scary.

4. Participants are absolutely prohibited from depicting the image of Senor Santo Nino or any religious icon.

5. A puppet placed on a wheeled platform or framework whose mobility is assisted by person pushing or providing power to the movement of the vehicle shall not be allowed to join this contest.

6. Entries are subject for screening by the Sinulog Foundation before being allowed to participate.

7. Should there be less than six (6) contestants who will register in this category, shall be considered “NO CONTEST” and the prizes shall be divided among the participants.

8. Winning entries in this category shall be considered as exclusive property of the Foundation.

9. During the parade, the costumed performer shall be allowed to bring one assistant who will carry the number of the participant.

10. Deadline on the registration for the Puppeteers Category shall be on January 13, 2012. For more information, please call Councilor Alvin Arcilla’s Office through telephone numbers (032) 254-9272 / 253-8038.

11. Any violation of the above stated guidelines shall disqualify the entry and will not be allowed to join the parade.

12. Contestants are encouraged to attend an orientation conference to be scheduled before the contest.

Criteria for Judging:

Creativity/Artistry/Use of Colors — 30%
Originality — 30%
Relevance to the Theme — 20%
Overall Impact — 20%

Total — 100%

 

*****

SOURCE: Sinulog Foundation Inc.

Higante category

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

CRITERIA

  • Creativity/Artistry -30%
  • Relevance to Sinulog -20%
  • Originality -25%
  • Overall Impact -15%
  • Discreet Use of Advertisement -10%

TOTAL -100%

GUIDELINES

  1. Maximum height of the Higante must not exceed 12 feet.
  2. Only higantes powered and propelled by a person or persons inside its structural framework shall be allowed to participate in this contest.
  3. A higante placed on a wheeled platform or framework whose mobility is propelled by persons pushing or providing power to the movement of the vehicle shall not qualify to join this contest.
  4. Participants are absolutely prohibited from depicting the image of Señor Santo Niño as a higante.
  5. Participants are encouraged to create historical characters relevant to Sinulog as higante figures.
  6. Higantes that have competed, won or lost, in past Sinulog celebrations are disqualified from making a repeat participation in this contest.
  7. To avoid redundancy in the presentation of higantes that have competed, won or lost, in past Sinulog celebrations but the only noticeable change of which is its costume, the organizers reserves the right to disqualify that the contestant for violation of the rule that higantes must be of new make and not recycled.
  8. Should there be lesser than ten (10) contestants who will register in this category, then, the category shall be considered “NO CONTEST” and all prizes allocated shall revert to the Foundation.
  9. Winning entries in this category shall be considered as exclusive property of the Foundation.
  10. Deadline for the registration in the Higante Category shall be on January 7, 2012.

PRIZES

  • 1st Prize – P50,000
  • 2nd Prize – P30,000
  • 3rd Prize – P20,000

TOTAL -P 100,000.00

 

SOURCE: Sinulog Foundation Inc.

Float category

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Criteria:

* Creativity/Artistry/Use of lights — 30%
* Relevance to Sinulog — P20%
* Originality — 25%
* Overall Impact — 15%
* Discreet Use of Advertisement — 10%

TOTAL — 100%

Guidelines:

1. Maximum height of the float must not be higher tha 12 feet or 3.5 meters from the ground level.

2. The maximum length of the float must not be more than ten (10) meters long and must not be more than three (3) meters wide.

3. Commercialization of the float by painting the name of the sponsoring company or its product in LARGE AND BOLD LETTER must be minimized.

4. A float must depict a conceptualized drama, recounting the history and/or miracle of the Santo Nino or significance of the Pist Senyor. Live characters atop the float must be dressed in costumes that must conform with standards of morality. Failure to follow these guidelines would mean automatic removal and disqualification from the parade participation.

5. Contestants in this category must submit to the Sinulog office the design and plot of the drama (which will be treated with the strictest confidentiality) to be approved by then overall chairman.

6. Should there be lesser than ten (10) contestants who will register in this category, then this category shall be considered “NO CONTEST” and all prizes allocated shall revert to the Foundation.

7. Twenty (20) support staff properly identified with color bands shall be allowed to accompany the float. Only one support vehicle shall be allowed.

8. The decision of the Sinulog 2012 Board of Judges in this category shall be FINAL and UNAPPEALABLE.

9. Deadline for the registration in the Float Category shall be on JANUARY 6, 2012.

10. A registration fee of P20,000 shall be charged per entry.

Cash Prizes:

1st prize — P300,000
2nd prize — P150,000
3rd prize — P100,000

 

*****

SOURCE: Sinulog Foundation Inc.

Arch decor category

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

CRITERIA

  • Creativity/Artistry -30%
  • Originality/Ingenuity -25%
  • Relevance to Sinulog -15%
  • Discrete Use of Advertisement -10%
  • Visual Impact -15%

TOTAL -100%

GUIDELINES

1. Contestants must construct their respective décor outside of their home / school and business establishments.

2. Any fixed décor must have a maximum visibility for the Board of Judges to evaluate the aesthetics of the décor.

3. Concept for the décor should be relevant to Sinulog.

4. Should there be lesser than five (5) entries who will register in this category, it shall be declared “No Contest” and all prizes allocated shall revert to the Foundation.

5. All on-site décor constructions must be finished on Saturday, January 1, 2011.

6. Deadline for registration shall be Tuesday, January 4, 2011.

7. Judging shall be on Thursday, January 13, 2011.

8. The decision of the Sinulog 2011 Board of Judges shall be final and unappealable.

9. Awarding of prizes on Monday, January 17, 2010 at 2:00 P.M at the Cebu City Sports Center.

PRIZES

  • 1st Prize ……………………….. P 50,000.00 & Trophy
  • 2nd Prize ………………………. P 30,000.00 & Trophy
  • 3rd Prize ……………………….. P 20,000.00 & Trophy

 

SOURCE: Sinulog Foundation Inc.

Free interpretation category

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

CRITERIA

  • Theme, Concept / Ritual -10%
    relevance to Sinulog, choice of material as to musicality, movement qualities and expressions, clarity of message and interpretation to dance movement.
  • Performance -25%
    precision and coordination, fluency, alignment, balance, focus, projection, rhythmic and spatial interest
  • Choreography -25%
    creativity and artistry of steps and formation, style and expression.
  • Costume -20%
    artistic choice of color and style, effective use of props relevant to the interpretation of the theme / concept / ritual.
  • Props -10%
    Effective use of props relevant to the interpretation of the theme/ritual.
  • Sinulog Musicality -10%
    Adherence to the use of the Sinulog drumbeats.

TOTAL -100%

GUIDELINES:

  1. Concept or theme for costume and performance are left to the discretion of the participants based on their own interpretation of what is relevant to Sinulog. Emphasis must be given to the concept of prayer in dance.
  2. Dance steps, music, costume, accessories and equipment of the dance should be in the context of the chosen theme or concept.
  3. The Sinulog beat must be used all throughout the dance interpretation however, slight variations may be allowed. Any entry who will not use the Sinulog beat shall be disqualified. (Judges should be strict in implementing this rule because it is the “beat” that differentiates the Sinulog from other Philippine festivals particularly Ati-Atihan and Dinagyang.) The beat is the one distinguishing characteristic that should be maintained all through the year or else the Sinulog will lose its identity. A penalty of five (5) points will be deducted from the criteria on musicality for entries who will have more variations than the Sinulog beat.
  4. Live musical or percussion accompaniment must be used. Canned / taped music is not allowed.
  5. All hand props shall be carried by the dancers all throughout the parade route.
  6. Appropriate footwear consistent to the theme / motif shall be used by all the participants.
  7. No contingent shall leave props, backdrops, etc. at the back of the stage and premises of the Cebu City Sports Center.
  8. Ritual presentation at the Cebu City Sports Center stage shall be limited to five (5) minutes only. Three (3) points shall be deducted from the total score against any contingent who violates this provision.
  9. Time starts once the dancers move and step on the designated entrance area of the stage likewise the time stops as soon as the first set of dancers step down in the exit area.
  10. The use of infants/toddlers (3 years below) and live animal sacrifices are strictly prohibited. A three (3) point deduction from the total score shall be imposed.
  11. The use of flammable materials such as fireworks or pyrotechnics as part of the ritual are strictly prohibited. A five (5) point deduction shall be imposed against any contingent who violates this provision.
  12. When the concept / theme is purely on transformation, one should register in the FREE INERPRETATION CATEGORY characterized by any of the following:
    • Use of dance steps and movements of an indigenous Philippine of a foreign group using the Sinulog Beat without having to portray a religious significance.
    • Use of a current concept showing how the Sto. Nino is / can be worshipped in our times.
    • The use of foreign influences in the concept, theme or ritual as shown in the choreography, costumes, props and accessories.
  13. Compulsory presentation of the five (5) minute ritual shall be made at any point of the parade route twice. The first performance will be at 10:00 A.M. while the second performance will be at 1:00 P.M. This stationary performances of 5-minute ritual shall be done simultaneously by all contingents. The marshals assigned per contingents shall signal the start of the presentation.

CASH PRIZES

Awards Choreographer

1st – P 500,000 & Trophy

P 30,000

2nd – P 300,000 & Trophy

P 20,000

3rd – P 200,000 & Trophy

P 15,000

4th – P 150,000 & Trophy

P 10,000

5th – P100,000 & Trophy

P 5,000

*****

SOURCE: Sinulog Foundation Inc.

Sinulog sa Kabataan

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

CRITERIA:

  • Theme / concept / Ritual -10%
    Relevance to Sinulog, choice as to musicality, movement qualities and expressions, clarity of message and interpretation to dance movement.
  • Performance -25%
    Precision and coordination, fluency alignment, balance, focus, projection, rhythmic and spatial interest.
  • Choreography -25%
    Creativity and artistry of steps, and formation, style and expression.
  • Costume and Props -20%
    Artistic choice of color and style, effective use of props relevant to the interpretation of the theme / concept / ritual.
  • Props -10%
    Effective use of props appropriate and relevant to the theme/ritual.
  • Sinulog Musicality -10%.
    Adherence to the use of the Sinulog drumbeats.

Total -100%

Guidelines :

  1. Participants in this category shall be composed of students from the elementary and secondary levels of public schools located in Cebu. Observance of levels of students must be strictly followed. Mixing of levels of dancers is absolutely prohibited, although mixing of drummers and / or instrumentalists may be allowed. List of participants in their respective levels must be submitted upon registration. This should be certified that they are officially enrolled and signed by the principal, choreographer and the district supervisor or the Division Pess supervisor for the secondary level. In any protest regarding violation of this rule will be entertained upon presentation of evidence. If proven, prize will be forfeited.
  2. Registration starts on December 1, 2011. Deadline for registration shall be on Saturday, January 2, 2012.
  3. The composition of the contingent shall be within the minimum of sixty (60) and a maximum of one hundred (100) dancers. An excess of one or two dancers shall merit a 3-point deduction.
  4. A minimum of twenty (20) and a maximum of thirty five (35) instrumentalists shall accompany the dancers. As part of the contingent they must be in proper attire consistent to their theme/motif. Likewise support group for each contingent should only be twenty (20) properly identified with colored arm bands.
  5. In order to qualify as a valid contest category, the total participants in any one category must be at least eight (8) competitors. Should there be less than eight (8) registered competitors, then that contest category shall be deemed “NO CONTEST” and no winners shall be declared and the cash prizes and trophies shall revert back to the Foundation.
  6. The Sinulog Executive Committee reserves the right to disqualify and prohibit the participation of any contingent, whose costume, choreography, or behavior does not conform to normal standards of morality and good conduct.
  7. Concept of theme for costume and performance are left to the discretion of the participants based on their own interpretation of what is relevant to Sinulog. Emphasis must be given to the concept of prayer in dance.
  8. Dance steps, music, costume accessories and equipment of the dance should be in the context of the chosen theme or concept.
  9. Starting this year huge / big backdrops shall be allowed on stage. No contingent shall leave props/backdrops at the back of the stage. Violation of this guidelines will merit twenty (20) points deduction from the total score.
  10. All hand props shall be carried by the dancers only all throughout the parade route.
  11. The Sinulog beat must be used although slight variations may allowed. Any entry who will not use the Sinulog beat shall be disqualified. (Judges should be strict in implementing this rule because it is the “beat” that differentiates the Sinulog from other Philippine Festival particularly Ati-Atihan and Dinagyang). The beat is the one distinguishing characteristics that should be maintained all through the years or else the Sinulog will lose its identity.
  12. Live musical or percussion accompaniment must be used. Canned / tapped music is not allowed.
  13. Ritual presentation at the Cebu City Sports Center stage shall be limited to five (5) minutes only. An addition of two (2) minutes will also be allotted to putting up of set backdrops. Three (3) points shall be deducted from the total score against any contingent who violates this provision.
  14. Time starts once the dancers move and step on the designated entrance area of the stage likewise the time stops as soon as the first set of dancers step down in the exit area.
  15. In compliance with the existing law against child abuse the use of infants or toddlers (3 years below) are strictly prohibited. A three (3) point deduction from the total score will be imposed.
  16. To ensure the safety of all participants dangerous stunts/acts are highly discouraged.
  17. All prize winners are obliged to participate as a condition precedent to perform during the grand parade on January 15, 2012.
  18. The decision of the Sinulog Board of Judges shall be final and unappealable. Questions or clarification will not be entertained after the announcement of winners.
  19. Final briefing will be on January 6, 2012 at the Sinulog Conference Room at 1 p.m. Drawing of lots and distribution of complimentary tickets will be given after the meeting.

 

SOURCE: Sinulog Foundation Inc.

Sinulog Based-Category

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

CRITERIA

  • Theme, Concept / Ritual -10%
    -relevance to Sinulog, choice of material as to musicality, movement qualities and expressions, clarity of message and interpretation to dance movement.
  • Performance -25%
    -precision and coordination, fluency, alignment, balance, focus, projection, rhythmic and spatial interest
  • Choreography -25%
    -creativity and artistry of steps and formation, style and expression.
  • Costume -20%
    -artistic choice of color and style, effective use of props relevant to the interpretation of the theme / concept / ritual.
  • Props -10%
    -Effective use of props relevant to the interpretation of the theme/ritual.
  • Sinulog Musicality -10%
    -Adherence to the use of the Sinulog drumbeats.

TOTAL -100%

GUIDELINES

  1. The dance entry must depict Filipino culture and tradition.
  2. Concept or theme for costume and performance are left to the discretion of the participants based on their own interpretation of what is relevant to Sinulog. Emphasis must be given to the concept of prayer in dance.
  3. Dance steps, music, costume, accessories and equipment of the dance should be in the context of the chosen theme or concept.
  4. The Sinulog beat must be used all throughout the dance interpretation however, slight variations may be allowed. Any entry who will not use the Sinulog beat shall be disqualified (judges should be strict in implementing this rule because it is the “beat” that differentiates the Sinulog from other Philippine Festival particularly Ati-Atihan and Dinagyang). The beat is the one distinguishing characteristic that should be maintained all through the years or else the Sinulog will lose its identity. A penalty of five (5) points will be deducted from the criteria on musicality for entries who will have more variations than the Sinulog beat.
  5. Live musical or percussion accompaniment must be used. Canned / taped music is not allowed.
  6. All hand props shall be carried by the dancers all throughout the parade route.
  7. Appropriate footwear consistent to the theme / motif shall be used by all the participants.
  8. No contingent shall leave props, backdrops, etc. at the back of the stage and premises of the Cebu City Sports Center
  9. Ritual presentation at the Cebu City Sports Center stage shall be limited to five (5) minutes only. Three (3) points shall be deducted from the total score against any contingent who violates this provision.
  10. Time starts once the dancers move and step on the designated entrance area of the stage likewise the time stops as soon as the first set of dancers step down in the exit area.
  11. The use of infants/toddlers (3 years below) and live animals sacrifices are strictly prohibited. A three (3) point deduction from the total score shall be imposed.
  12. The use of flammable materials such as fireworks or pyrotechnics as part of the ritual are strictly prohibited. A three (3) point deduction shall be imposed against any contingent who violates this provision.
  13. When the concept or idea or theme is on preservations and transformation, one should register in the SINULOG BASED CATEGORY characterized by any of the following:
    • Use of legends attributed to the miraculous of the Sto. Nino
    • Use of historical research, legend, folkdances and folklores as well as events related to the origin of the worship of the Sto. Nino by the early Christians.
    • Use of religious activities surrounding the celebration of Pista Senyor.
    • Transition / development from the pagan to Christian concept that is clearly portrayed in the choreography, costumes, props and adaptation.
    • Transformation of a religious tradition from the “old” or original practices of the devotees to Sto. Nino to modern adaptations.
  14. Compulsory presentation of the five (5) minute ritual shall be made at any point of the parade route twice. The first performance will be at 10:00 A.M while the second performance will be at 1:00 P.M, this stationary performances of 5-minute ritual shall be done simultaneously by all contingents. The marshals assigned per contingent shall signal the start of the presentation.

PRIZES

Awards
Choreographer
1st – P 500,000 & Trophy
P30,000
2nd – P 300,000 & Trophy
P 20,000
3rd – P 200,000 & Trophy
P 15,000
4th – P 150,000 & Trophy
P 10,000
5th – P 100,000 & Trophy
P 5,000

 

*****

SOURCE: Sinulog Foundation Inc.

13 teams join Sinulog Cup

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

THE Sinulog softball/baseball Cup 2012 is expected to be a hit as 13 teams have signed up for the tournament organized by the Sinulog Foundation Inc. and the Cebu City Sports Commission (CSCC).

Tournament director Dionisio Bacarisas told Sun.Star Cebu that the 13 teams will have their opening on Dec. 11 at the Labagon Elementary School grounds.

“These 13 teams have signed up to play in the Men’s Open Softball. They all submitted their line-ups and registration the day the announcement for the registration came out in the news,” Bacarisas said.

CCSC executive director Brando Velasquez earlier announced that participation in the men’s open tournament will be limited to only 12 teams but they have agreed to have 13 teams. (Read more)

A floral ode to the Sto. Niño

Monday, November 14th, 2011

By Jenara Regis Newman

RED and yellow are the colors of the Santo Niño: He was clothed in those colors when Magellan brought Him to Cebu in 1521, who also brought with him the banner of the House of the Hapsburgs, also colored red and yellow with a two- headed eagle as its symbol, adopted by then Mayor Florentino Solon as the official symbol of the Sinulog Foundation in 1981. Now there is a Sinulog flower, the celosia, whose original colors are red and yellow.

At the “Halad sa Sto. Niño Flower” launching late last month, former Cebu city councilor Franklin Seno explained that celosia is popularly known in Holland as “Cupid’s Arrow” or “Flaming Love” for it comes from the Greek word kelos meaning “burned aflame.”  (Read more)