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 2022 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 2022 exhibit, displaying original award-winning artwork from the competition, will still open at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM) and will run from February 12, 2022 to March 12, 2022.
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 2021-2022 school year.
Create an account at www.ArtAndWriting.org (the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards) after submissions open on September 1, 2021. 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, 2021 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 in January 2022. 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, the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, and The Native Imaginative, 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).
Download the 2022 Young Artists of Hawaii Competition 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.
“What does good leadership look like?”
This year’s theme, posed as a question, is 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.
We invite teachers to begin by creating a language-rich environment around the theme. Discuss what good leadership looks like to each student. Use chart paper to transcribe students’ thoughts with mind mapping exercises. Read a book about a leader who made a positive impact. Discuss why communities need good leaders. Have students identify the characteristics of a good leader and who they identify as good leaders. Talk about how someone becomes a good leader and that all of us have the makings of a good leader. A suggested reading list is included in the 2022 competition guide.
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.