Coming Up in 2018: 55th Annual Hawaii Regional Scholastic Art Awards

Posted on Dec 18, 2017 in Arts Education, Blog Post, Enews, Exhibitions, Hawaii State Art Museum, Scholastic Student Art Awards, Student Art Exhibit

Banner for the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

For information about award notification, shipping, artwork pickup, and the awards ceremony, please visit the Scholastic Art Awards website: Hawaii Art Region. For additional student, teacher, and parent/guardian information, please contact Michelle Chun, (808) 305-9709,

The 55th Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards exhibit, displaying artwork by students from across the state, will be on view at the Hawaii State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu from Friday, February 16 – Friday, April 13, 2018. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with evening hours on the first Friday of each month from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Admission is always free. The museum is closed on Sunday, Monday, and state and federal holidays.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s largest, longest-running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program recognizing accomplishments of students in grades 7 – 12. It is a symbol of excellence that can bolster resumes, college applications and scholarship applications. All National Award recipients earn a place on the National Recipient list. Selected works will be featured in the National Catalog and The Best Teen Writing anthology. Works receiving Gold Key awards move on to the national level judging. The Hawaii Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards and Exhibit are presented by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Hawai‘i State Department of Education, Hawai‘i Art Education Association, Hawai‘i Association of Independent Schools, and the Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum.

PARKING: there is no parking on-site at the museum. There is a drop-off area at the entrance gate on Richards St. (between South Beretania St. and South Hotel St.) with access to the wheelchair/stroller ramp. Parking is available at nearby lots, including across South Hotel St. in the Ali‘i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea Street, cash only), across Richards St. at Iolani Palace, and metered street parking in the area.

Accessible Parking
Free accessible parking stalls are available in these location for persons with disabilities:

  • Iolani Palace grounds (one stall near the Richards Street exit, one stall near the State Archives building, and one stall near the gate leading to the State Capitol)
  • Ali‘i Place building parking structure (vehicle entrance at 1099 Alakea Street, pedestrian entrance/exit on South Hotel Street directly across from the Hawai‘i State Art Museum). 2 hour limit.
  • State parking lots allow metered spaces in those lots to be used as accessible parking, with a 2 hour limit. Nearby state parking lots include the State Capitol (415 South Beretania Street and Punchbowl Street), and the Kalanimoku Building (corner of Beretania Street and 1151 Punchbowl Street). For a full list of state government parking lots and a map, please visit the Automotive Management Division webpage.

In order to use the spaces, vehicles must display the appropriate placard issued to individuals.

For more information on the museum: HiSAM Visitor Information