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KEIKI DAY CREATIVITY CONTEST

The Honolulu Star Advertiser on Oahu, The Garden Island on Kauai, The Hawaii Tribune Herald and West Hawaii Today on Hawaii, in cooperation with Parents And Children Together, will publish a special Keiki Day edition of the newspaper. Students on the island of Oahu, Kauai and Hawaii from grades K through 12 are given the unique opportunity to express themselves through their art and writing and be published in either The Honolulu Star Advertiser, The Garden Island, and in both The Hawaii Tribune Herald and West Hawaii Today for all of Hawaii to enjoy!

Students are encouraged to submit original stories, poems, essays or artwork for the Keiki Day Creativity Contest. Entries must relate to this year’s theme, TOGETHER” and be submitted by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

On Oahu, two winners per grade (26 winners) will be selected, and the winner’s entry will be published in a special Keiki Day edition of The Honolulu Star Advertiser on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

On Kauai, six winners will be selected, and the winner’s entry will be published in a special Keiki Day edition of The Garden Island newspaper on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

On Hawaii, six winners will be selected, and the winner’s entry will be published in a special Keiki Day edition of The Hawaii Tribune Herald and West Hawaii Today newspaper on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

Winners will also receive over $100.00 in cash and prizes.

As you know, newspapers can be valuable educational tools. Parents And Children Together is working hard through various sponsorship efforts to make copies of the Parents And Children Together Keiki Day edition available to every student in Hawaii – a great addition to the day’s curriculum!

Even better – have your students actually participate in the event by submitting their own work for inclusion. Teachers may introduce the idea through classroom discussion on this year’s theme, TOGETHER” ... and then let the creative juices flow!

“Together”

Suggestions for younger students:
Younger students may need more coaxing to unleash their imaginations, and often the most creative pieces we receive start from very simple ideas:

  • “E hana like kakou me ke aloha, “Let us work together with love.”
  • Who is your “together” buddy? Friendship—what qualities or behaviors make a good friend? How does a good friend behave?
  • It is much easier and faster when you do things together. Can you give an example? Does anyone ever ask you for help? What is it like doing something by oneself or doing with the help of another?
  • ‘Mo bettah’ together – what does this local saying mean to you?
  • If we work together we can make a difference.
  • When individual sticks are bundled together, they are harder to break – how does this relate to “together”?

Suggestions for older students:

  • “E hana like kakou me ke aloha, “Let us work together with love.”
  • Together we can make a difference.
  • Working together for a common cause.
  • ‘Mo bettah’ together--what does this local saying mean to you?
  • “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., American Civil Rights Leader.
  • “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller, American author, political activist.
  • “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh, Dutch Artist-Painter.
  • “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – Yoko Ono, Artist.
  • “Individually we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro, Japanese Poet.
  • The strength of the team is each individual member … the strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson, NBA basketball coach.

If you have any questions, please contact Jimmy Tran at (808) 847-3285.

 

Contest Rules

Entries may be stories, poems, essays or artwork about “Together”

  • Each entry must be the original work of a student currently in grades K through 12.
  • Written work should be no longer than 350 words.
  • Artwork should be NO larger than 18" x 24."
  • Each entry must have complete information printed on the back: Student’s Name, Address, Phone Number, School Name, Teacher’s Name and Grade Level. Home-Schooled students should write "Home-Schooled" in place of a school name, and must include their grade level.
  • All entries become the property of Parents And Children Together. Submission of an entry implies consent to have the work published.
  • Deadline for entries is 4:30 pm on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
  • Mail or deliver your entries to:

    Parents And Children Together – Keiki Day
    1485 Linapuni Street, Suite 105
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

 

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