By Jim Lloyd Dongiapon
The City Government of Zamboanga has confirmed the return of the Zamboanga Kite Festival, which was last held in 2015, as part of their “Summer Na Zamboanga 2022” activities.
It will happen this Sunday, June 19, 3:00 PM at Paseo del Mar, Zamboanga City.
The competition is open for the Young/Teen (13 to 17 years old) and Adult (18 years old and above) age groups, and has two categories—Traditional/Flat Kite or those that are two-dimensional and can come in any shape; and Figure Kite or those that are three-dimensional with a theme and come in realistic shapes.
Cash prizes also await for the three major winners per age group and per kite category.
Special awards like Most Colorful Kite, Most Creative Kite, and Biggest Flying Kite will also be given.
The board of judges will judge the kites based on the following criteria—Design(Artistry, Uniqueness), Ease of flight/take-off, and Gracefulness.
Interested participants may view and download the guidelines and application form in this Google Docs link provided by the City Government of Zamboanga: https://bit.ly/3xbhTD0