PACT Hawaii
PACT Hawaii

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 1 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, Everyday Heroes” and be submitted by 4:30 pm on Monday, April 3, 2017.

On Oahu, two winners per grade 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 11, 2017.

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 11, 2017.

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 11, 2017.

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, Everyday Heroes” ... and then let the creative juices flow!

“Everyday Heroes”

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:

  • What makes someone an everyday hero?
  • Do you know one?
  • Are you an everyday hero?
  • Everyday heroes might not have super powers, but they have special powers that make them a hero to you. What kinds of powers does your everyday hero have?
  • If you could be a hero for one day… what would you do?
  • If you did have super powers what would they be that you could use in everyday life to make everyday a better day?
  • Capes?…What do everyday heroes wear?

Suggestions for older students:

  • How do people without super powers make the world a better place?
  • Who is your everyday hero?
  • Everyday we depend on people to help make our lives easier, to make it more fun, or just to help us get through the day. Do you know such an everyday hero?
  • If you could be a hero just for one day... what would you be a hero of (or whose hero would you be)?
  • Everyday heroes might not have super powers, but they have special powers that make them a hero to you. What kinds of powers does your everyday hero have?
  • If you did have heroic powers, what would they be and how would you use them to make everyday a better day?
  • Capes?… What do everyday heroes wear?

If you have any questions, please contact Jimmy Tran at 847-3285 ext. 719.

 

Contest Rules

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

  • Each entry must be the original work of a student currently in grades 1 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 Monday, April 3, 2017.
  • Mail or deliver your entries to:

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

 

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