Various kinds of booths built by the different student organizations, departments, colleges, and research centers of VSU, including those from the local government units, government agencies and private entities, spiced up this year’s celebration of the Visayas State University as an institution.   The different booths depicted the theme of the celebration, which is “Reinvigorating Agriculture for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development.” 

The booth of the College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS) under the deanship of Dr. Antonia Cecilia Y. Sandoval, was declared as the “Booth of the Year.”  This is the first time that CAFS was able to garner the highest award in VSU anniversary booth competition.  The College received a cash reward of PhP4,000.

Usually, the “Booth of the Year” award is won by the PhilRootcrops in which the Booth Contest Committee declared it as the “Hall of Famer”, thus disqualifying them from joining in the competition.

There was a quadruple tie for the 1st Runner Up and it was shared by the booths of the National Abaca Research Center, College of Forestry and Environmental
Science, The Builders, and the OPA-Leyte.  Each of them received a cash reward of PhP1,500.

On the other hand, the “Best Booth” award was given to the following booths by category: Research Centers Category – PhilRootcrops; Colleges Category – College of Engineering; Student Organizations Category – VSU Agricultural Extension Society; and LGU/Other Agencies Category – Department of Environment and Natural Resources.  The “Best Booth” awardees received PhP2,500 each in cash.  JFMBaldos