Students from the nine divisions showcased their artistry in the banner making competition through creating their masterpiece using the provided 6 x 1.5 meters white banners and their preferred ecofriendly painting materials.
The School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA) bested the other eight divisions in this year’s competition while the Business and Management (BM) Division and the Accountancy Division placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Third year BM student and banner making participant Chrismart Dañego, expressed that he is happy because their design was hailed as one of the best.
“I feel really happy because I feel that I had a big contribution for the department. We feel that we brought victory for our department,” he said in vernacular.
Moreover, he shared that the banner making was a challenging but fun experience.
“We were able to meet new people from different year levels and we found out that they are also good artists. We did not really know there are a lot of artistic people in our division,” he said.
As for the design of the banner, Dañego explained it was a sign of thanksgiving and it portrays all the highlights of Mindanao.
On the other hand, fourth year Nursing student Christine May Gulle said it’s not really about winning but gaining experience.
“Dili gyud mabayran ang experience sa banner making,” (The experience during the banner making was priceless) she said. Gulle also said that making the banner was difficult but they tried their best to find time for it amidst the heavy academic load.
All of the preparations for the banners were done at the Arrupe Hall, which started last Aug. 2.
The banners were based on this year’s theme, “Inang Maria, Gabay sa Pagbabalik-Tanaw at Paglalakbay Tungo sa Pagkamit ng Kapayapaan sa Mindanao at Lipunan. All were judged according to the relevance of the theme, originality, creativity, and overall visual impact.