Benguet Artscape Competition Promotes Pride of Place
VOL. XVIII, NO. 6(Nov. 15-21)
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – To each its own way of promoting pride of place in Benguet in an artscape competition in line with the founding anniversary of the province thru Adivay Festival this November.
Dubbed “My Pride of Place Tourism Artscape Competition,” this is a combination of the totality of each of the 13 towns of the province’s tourism identity featuring history, tourist attractions, culture, products of their pride of place, according Provincial Tourism Operations Officer Clarita Prudencio.
Each model will be installed in a two by two meter-space alongside the agri-tourism booth of respective town from November 17-27, 2014 at the Benguet Sports Center, Wangal. It should project the image of the municipality dovetailing their culture and traditions.
In promoting tourism, culture and tradition should be infused and should never be neglected, Prudencio said. “We still want to maintain what is traditional to keep our values intact,” she stressed.
The competition also hopes to foster a change in mindset. Instead of only tourists appreciating their place which usually happens, the community should be the first to appreciate what they have, she quipped.
The use of all available resources including artifacts and other materials in decorating their area is encouraged except prohibited materials such as freshly-cut pinewood and narra.
In tourism, there is a need for innovation to level up for ASEAN or Association of Southeast Asian Nations integration anchored on the province’s 114th year founding anniversary theme, she added.
Winners will be awarded on November 25 at the Benguet Sports Center./JDP/SCA-PIA CAR,Benguet