My Hawaii Story Contest

[REMINDER: Deadline Approaching! Submit your entries by March 10 – link below]

Announcing the 2017 My Hawaii Story Contest!

The 2017 My Hawai‘i creative writing contest is open to all middle school students (6-8th grade) in the state. Students are invited to submit their best story or poem that addresses this year’s theme, ”He Wa’a, He Moku – Mālama Honua: Caring for Our Island Earth” to align with the 2017 Hawai‘i Conservation Conference theme.

“He waʻa he moku, he moku he waʻa”, translates simply as “the canoe is an island, and the island is a canoe.” The Conference theme highlights the need to treat the resources of our island home, and island earth, as carefully as we would the limited water and food carried on a waʻa.

Entries should tell a story, not simply share information. Acrostic poems will not be accepted.

* All middle school students in Hawai‘i are eligible.

* Only one entry per student will be accepted.

* All entries must be submitted electronically. (No mailed entries will be accepted.)

Entries are due by 5:00pm on Friday, March 10, 2017.

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