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Showcase your talent and creativity! Ipakita sa mundo!

We miss the festivities of the Philippines, especially the brightly lit and creatively made parols everywhere. Let's bring it here in Savannah!

Christmas, a time of year when families and friends gather to celebrate, is also a time of hope. The birth of Jesus Christ, a symbol of new beginnings and the promise of salvation, is at the heart of the Christmas story. For Christians, Christmas is a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always hope.

The Christmas star, a guiding light that led the wise men to Jesus, is also a symbol of hope. It reminds us that even when we are lost, there is always a light that can lead us home.

The contest is open to everyone who can bring their parol here at The Narra Tree before the deadline!


The Narra Tree Parol Making Contest 2023

COVER SAN FERNANDO, PHILIPPINES - DECEMBER 18: Spectators watch a light display during the Giant Lantern Festival on December 18, 2010 in San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines. Giant lanterns averaging 20 feet in height and lit with at least 3,000 light bulbs will compete for the top prize in the competition, which has a tradition dating back to the mid 1920's. Pampanga is known as the Christmas capital of the Philippines and is famous for hosting the Giant Lantern Festival. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

General rules and criteria for

The Narra Tree Parol-Making Contest 2023:


  • The contest is open to individuals or groups of all ages. Maximum of 3 people per team.

  • One team may submit only one parol entry.


  • The parol must be made primarily (but not strictly) from indigenous and recycled materials.

  • The use of commercial paint is prohibited. Lighted parols are encouraged but not necessary.


  • The parol must be a five-point star-shaped lantern.

  • The parol must be original in design and reflect the Filipino Christmas spirit.

  • The parol must be aesthetically pleasing and visually appealing.


  • The parol must have a minimum diameter of 30 inches.

  • There is no maximum limit to the size of the parol.

  • The parol must be light enough to be hung or propped up on a pole.

Judging Criteria

  • Originality of design (20%)

  • Creativity and craftsmanship (30%)

  • Use of indigenous and recycled materials (10%)

  • Overall visual appeal (20%)

  • Social Media Vote (20%)


  • Parol entries must be submitted by the December 10, 2023.

  • Participants will be asked to fill out forms after submission for details of their team and how they came up with their Parol entry.

  • Parol entries must be in good condition and free from damage.


  • Grand prize is $300.00

  • Second prize is $150.00

  • Third prize is $100.00

  • Announcement of Winner is on December 24, 2023. Winners will be given instructions on how to claim prizes.

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