You have seen those giant paper-mache mascots and those colorful rabbit lanterns and now, here’s another highlight of the Bangenge Festival, the Lantern-making contest. What really makes this contest more interesting is the fact that students and other participants from different schools and barangays were encouraged to use a not-so-typical material for their lanterns. The goal is to create a lantern out of a recycled material. You will be surprised how resourceful and creative these participants are. These star-shaped lanterns are known as Parol that represents the star of Bethlehem.The frame of these lanterns are usually made from bamboo sticks. This one is wrapped with newspapers and topped with coconut leaf sheath.This one is also made from coconut branches and leaf sheath with a hand-drawn scene depicting the Nativity or simply known as BelenThis Parol is made from Banig( a handwoven mat made from dried palm)A colorful Parol made from disposable cups and plastic bagsA lantern wrapped with plastic sack and plastic bottles (the bottom part to be specific)This one is made from old printed papers and magazinesThis one is made from disposable forks and bottle capsThis parol is wrapped with disposable spoon and forkA lantern made entirely from drinking strawsThis one is made from bamboo sticksSomeone has been drinking a lot of Yakult lately ^_^Oh and C2 Drink tea too!Made with Abaca silk and bamboo sticks.
All of them is surely a winner but if you are to judge this competition, which lantern do you think is the best?
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