TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 10 (PNA) – A Grade 5 learner from Baybay City represented Eastern Visayas region in the national on-the-spot poster making contest depicting impacts of climate change to farming.
Dhaniel Gonzaga, a student of Baybay I Central Elementary School awed the judges after presenting his artistic talent.
Gonzaga was the top pick for the national competition held on Monday at the Department of Agriculture (DA) central office in Quezon City.
Awarding of national winners is scheduled on Oct. 14 at Liwasang Aurora in Quezon City Circle, Diliman, Quezon City.
The regional office here held its on-the-spot poster making contest on Oct. 7, searching for the best artist from different elementary schools.
Contestants conveyed the theme “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too” in their poster in line to the celebration of 2016 World Food Day.
Gonzaga’s work depicts a farmer, representing the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in an advocacy to stop food wastage and curb hunger. He also painted a symbol emphasizing the value of recycling.
Marvin Alidro, coach of Dhaniel admitted that special program for the arts offered in their school helped them win the contest. SPA is usually offered in secondary education, but due to the talents of the students, the Baybay campus became the pioneer school offering SPA to Grade 5.
“Dhaniel’s work is a complete package of creativity, originality and most of all relevance to the theme. Unlike the other contestants, his work is well-detailed,” said Rolando Lepon, an artist who witnessed the contest.
Judges picked Gonzaga’s piece as the winner, besting other 11 contestants.
Kris Claire Hilaria also from Baybay Carez Ylar from Calbayog City in Samar were the second and third placers, respectively.(PNA)