Keiki Day 2023

Keiki Day 2023 will be held on Tuesday, May 9

Keiki Day is back after a three-year hiatus! Parents And Children Together, along with The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, is celebrating Hawaii’s keiki with the return of our annual Keiki Day Creativity Contest. In addition to over $100 in cash and prizes, winners will be featured in the special Keiki Day edition of the newspaper on Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

This year’s contest theme is “INSPIRE HAWAII’S FUTURE”. We encourage Oahu students from grades K through 12 to submit original stories, poems, other creative writing or artwork related to the theme. Entry deadline is Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

Contest Rules

Entries may be stories, poems, other creative writing or artwork about “INSPIRE HAWAII’S FUTURE.”

  • Download entry form HERE
  • Each entry must be the original work of an Oahu student currently in grades K through 12.
  • Written work should not be longer than 350 words.
  • Artwork should not be larger than 18″ x 24.”
  • Complete the entry form and mail in with your creative work – winners will be contacted according to the information provided on the form.
    • Home-schooled students should write “Home-Schooled” in place of a school name and include grade level.
  • All entries become the property of Parents And Children Together. Entry submission implies consent to have the work published.
  • All entries must be received by Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Mail or deliver your entry to:

Parents And Children Together – Keiki Day

1300 Halona Street

Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Suggestions to unleash your creativity on “INSPIRE HAWAII’S FUTURE”:

  • What can you do to help your community?
  • “In Hawaii, we are all one ohana.” What does this phrase mean to you?
  • Who or what inspires you in life?
  • Share a moment where someone has impacted your life for the better, whether it was a friend, family member, or even a complete stranger.
  • What does the first step on the path to your dreams look like?
  • Share a memory of when you came together with a group of friends to accomplish a goal.
  • Describe your perfect day in Hawaii.
  • “One person can make a difference.” What does this phrase mean to you?
  • When I grow up, I want to…
  • I love Hawaii because…
  • “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King, an American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands to make a difference.” – Nelson Mandela, South African political leader and anti-apartheid revolutionary.
  • “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall, English conservationist known for her work with chimpanzees.