There were a few categories of artistic expression encompassing this year’s theme, "Love, Life, and Art as a World Citizen" including song solos, typical dances, a musical performance with homemade instruments of recycled materials, and an art show. Each category was judged off of its relevance to the festivals theme, as well as their creativity, technique, and harmony within each piece. The two other judges and I were able to give the winning students of each category suggestions to take into consideration when preparing for the regional competition to be held in Sierpe de Osa in one month.
For now, these talented students will be practicing and perfecting their performances with their art teacher each week. Every one of the kids is so talented and was incredibly excited to have the opportunity to share their form of expression with their parents and friends.