2022 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi

October 25, 2021

About Young Artists of Hawaiʻi (YAH)

Young Artists of Hawaiʻi is an annual student art competition and exhibition that recognizes creative excellence among Hawaiʻi’s public and private school students in grades kindergarten through seventh grade. The exhibition is presented by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, and The Native Imaginative. The program provides opportunities for students to participate in a juried art competition. A panel of distinguished judges select 96 works for exhibition from school submissions.

2022 YAH Competition and Exhibition Theme

The 2022 competition theme is “What does good leadership look like?”, an exploration of the qualities of good leadership, how good leaders impact our communities, and who these good leaders are in our families, classrooms, schools, local neighborhoods, and global community. Through the incorporation of suggested classroom discussions and literature, students will be able to submit a piece of artwork to the 2022 Young Artists of Hawai‘i competition that captures these discoveries pertaining to the theme.


Submissions must be received (or postmarked) by April 1, 2022. For more information about eligibility, format, entry form, etc., please visit the SFCA Young Artists of Hawaiʻi page: SFCA.Hawaii.gov/YAH.

Exhibition Dates and Locations

The 2022 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Art Exhibition will be on display at the State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu from Saturday May 14 – Saturday June 25, 2022. A replica of the exhibition will be on display at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center’s Pa Kamaliʻi Courtyard June 2022 – March 2023.

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