Interviews with students Morgan Pierpont, Phoenix Maimiti Valentine, and Luna Suzuki, Farrington High School Photography Teacher Aljon Tacata, SFCA Art in Public Places Program Manager Karen Ewald, and gallery views of the 2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum. The exhibit was open March 12 – April 16, 2021. Free admission, Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The 2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards works in this gallery were either nominated for American Visions awards at the Hawaiʻi regional level and/or received medals at the national level.
View the full list of award-winning students, schools, and photos of selected artworks in the 2021 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit catalog.
For Hawaiʻi students grades 7-12, ages 13 and up
SFCA will continue acting as the Hawaiʻi regional affiliate for the 2021 Scholastic Art Awards competition. Our Hawaiʻi regional exhibition and award ceremony will be undergoing changes in order to meet social distancing guidelines and current safety recommendations.
The 2021 exhibit, displaying original award-winning artwork from the competition, will still open at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM) and will run from March 12, 2021 to April 16, 2021.
SFCA will continue its commitment to cover all entry costs associated with the Scholastic competition for all Hawaiʻi public, private, charter, and home school students for the 2020-2021 school year.
Create an account at www.ArtAndWriting.org (the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards) after submissions open on September 1, 2020. Students need to create an account to upload their work. Educators need to create an account to register their students. Students have until December 15, 2020 to upload their work for judging.
Learn more about how to enter on the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website.
*Dates and programming subject to change
Fees are waived for all participating Hawaiʻi students. In the student account, students select the fee waiver option in the payment section of their account dashboards. Please note that the $7 submission fee will remain on the submission form after the fee waiver box has been checked. Student participation is still free and the fee will be waived.
Award winners will be announced here on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Students will be notified in their Scholastic Student Art Awards accounts.
For Hawaiʻi students, grades K-6
Young Artists of Hawaiʻi is an annual student art competition and exhibition. Presented by the State Foundation on culture and the Arts and the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, this program recognizes creative excellence among Hawaiʻi’s public and private school students, Kindergarten through sixth grade. A panel of judges select 96 works for the exhibition, which is presented at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum. Replicas of the artworks are also displayed at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center for one year, in the Pa Kamaliʻi Courtyard on the third floor.
Take an online tour of the 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Exhibit at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum. The exhibit is open May 14 – June 19, 2021. Free admission, Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Interviews with students Monica Lum, Keanu Chun, and Kota Maiwela; art teacher Melissa Shelverton; SFCA APP Project Manager Kamakani Konia, and gallery views of the 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Exhibit at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum. The exhibit is open May 14 – June 19, 2021. Free admission, Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Read a transcript: 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Video Transcript (PDF).
The 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi competition has closed.
Download the Young Artists of Hawaii 2021 Guide (PDF). This guide includes the entry form, which must be filled out and included with each submission. Two copies of each entry form are needed for each submission. The guide also includes the inventory form. Teachers will need two copies of the inventory form; one to submit with the student entries and one for their own records.
“My Culture, My Family, and Me”
Teachers may use the following questions to guide students in creating their artwork:
Submit each artwork with two copies of the entry form on the back of the artwork. Adhere the first copy on the top left side of the back of the artwork. Tape the second entry form on top of the first entry form.