Along with the telecommunications company VIVA, the Decora tu Barrio Contest was held for the fifth year, in which six outstanding sectors were awarded with the best street decorations in the city of Santiago.
Christmas fills everyone with joy, filling us with so much joy that it brings those we feel to the streets, expressing it in such a way that everyone who passes by in front of our homes can appreciate the way we join this festivity. This was demonstrated by the participation of several sectors of Santiago in the Contest Decorate your Neighborhood belonging to the animation program Live! My Neighborhood is at Christmas. On this occasion, the program was sponsored by the telecommunications company VIVA and Cervecería Nacional Dominicana in its President brand, institutions that together with the León Center joined forces to promote national traditions and spiritual values associated with the Christmas festivities , as a relevant means to strengthen the elements of the Dominican identity that are expressed in the neighborhood communities of Santiago.
Since November you can feel the hubbub and the initiative of many sectors and neighborhoods of the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, generating beautiful participatory processes with ideas around the Christmas traditions. Each year more and more sectors are organized to participate in the Decorate your neighborhood contest. Neighborhood meetings, club associations and other groups are mobilized to be part of the program My neighborhood is at Christmas.
The contest conceived a first prize of RD $ 100,000.00, for the Project 23 Street of El Ejido; a second of RD $ 75,000.00 for 1, 2, and 7 streets of La Yaguita de El Ejido and an RD $ 50,000.00 award for 19 street and 17 extension also for El Ejido. In addition, the three selected neighborhoods will be favored with a Christmas concert to be held in each winning community, on 14, 15, and 16 days of the month of December. These neighborhood celebrations will be in charge of Robert Liriano the VIP in the winning sector of the first place, Banda Libre and Los Monstruos Típicos in the second and third, respectively.
This year was the VIVA Prize, awarded in a special way to the Av. Antonio Guzmán Fernández, La Herradura, with a prominent sector in the participating neighborhoods for the first time, with an amount of RD $ 35,000.00.
Given the numerous integration of new communities into the contest and the quality with which they made their Christmas decorations, the jury determined, exceptionally, to grant two special mentions that consisted of equal prizes valued at RD $ 15,000.00 each. These were destined for the project Street corner 19 of El Ejido and Main Street #1 of the Heidy Urbanization in Don Pedro.
The telecommunications company VIVA, Cervecería Nacional Dominicana and Centro León with this joint effort, bring incentives, hopes, parties, and joys to different communities that fill the streets of Santiago with creativity, lights and dreams through a program that has become in a Christmas tradition.
Each year more and more sectors are organized to participate in the Decorate your neighborhood contest. Neighborhood meetings, club associations and other groups are mobilized to be part of the program My neighborhood is at Christmas.
Four concerts, four awards, dozens of decorated streets. Santiago was mobilized at Christmas with the visit of the jurors of the VIVA Telecommunications Company, Presidente Beer and members of the León Center for the participating sectors.