Colorful "COZUMEL" sign in the foreground with a cruise ship and beach-goers in the background on a sunny day

Unleash Your Creativity: Cozumel’s 26th Annual Craft Contest

The Cozumel Parks and Museums Foundation (FPMC) is calling on locals to take part in its 26th annual craft competition. The contest aims to honor and preserve the traditional arts of cross-stitch, embroidery, amigurumis, and knitting.

FPMC CEO, Alejandro Marchán Payán, stressed the importance of keeping these crafts alive. These skills, passed down through generations, are a vital part of the local culture and need to be preserved to prevent their disappearance over time.

Dianela Cervantes Chi, director of Pedagogy and Social (PAS), explained that participants can enter one or more categories. However, only one submission per craft technique will be accepted.

Entries will be accepted from Monday, June 3 through Tuesday, June 24. Submissions can be dropped off at the PAS directorate offices, located at the BiblioAvión Gervasio offices, at 130 Av. between 7th and Hidalgo streets, in the San Gervasio neighborhood. The offices are open Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm.

Marchán Payán added that the contest also offers an opportunity for participants to showcase their creativity and hone their skills. It provides a platform for sharing and displaying their work and talents.

Participants must include a card with their full name, the title of their work, the craft technique used, and a price if they wish to sell their piece. An award ceremony, where participants will be recognized, is scheduled for 11 am on Friday, June 28, at the BiblioAvión Gervasio facilities.