Student Exhibitions

Learn about student exhibition opportunities.

Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Competition and Exhibit

Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards 2023

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 2023 exhibit, displaying original award-winning artwork from the competition, will still open at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM), exhibit dates to be announced.

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 2022-2023 school year.

How to Enter

Create an account at www.ArtAndWriting.org (the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards) after submissions open on September 1, 2022. 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, 2022 to upload their work for judging.

Learn more about how to enter on the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website.

Important Dates

  • September 1, 2022
    2022 Scholastic Art Awards officially launches. Hawaiʻi regional submission is open.
  • December 15, 2022, 6:59 p.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time (HST)
    Submission deadline for the Hawaiʻi region.
  • January 23, 2023
    Hawaiʻi regional awards are announced to the public. Teachers will be notified by email of which works are selected for the regional exhibition at Hawaiʻi State Art Museum.
  • February 25, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Featured artwork is collected at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum for regional exhibition. Gold and Silver Key Artwork Dropoff, No.1 Capitol District Building parking lot (entrance on South Beretania Street immediately after crossing Richards Street). Neighbor Island schools will have shipping costs covered; please contact SFCA Project Manager Kamakani Konia for details.
  • March 11 – May 6, 2022
    Exhibit open at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu.
  • *date to be announced
    National awards are announced.
  •  May 6, 2022
    Exhibition at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum closes.
  • May 13, 2022
    Artwork return (please contact SFCA Project Manager Kamakani Konia for details).

*Dates and programming subject to change

Fee Waiver

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

Award winners will announced on the SFCA News page. The list will also be available to download as a PDF. Students will be notified in their Scholastic Student Art Awards accounts.

Contact

SFCA Project Manager
Kamakani Konia

Telephone: (808) 586-0736
Email: [email protected]

SFCA Project Manager
Alexandra Skees
Email: [email protected]

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Website
www.artandwriting.org

2022 Virtual Tour

Take an online tour of the 2022 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards: 2022 Hawaiʻi Regional Virtual Tour.

Photo Gallery: 2022 American Visions Nominees

The 2022 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards works in this gallery were nominated for American Visions awards at the Hawaiʻi regional level.

Photo Gallery: 2022 National Awards

The 2022 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards works in this gallery received awards at the national level.

2022 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Catalog

View the full list of award-winning students, schools, and photos of selected artworks in the 2022 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit catalog.

Young Artists of Hawaiʻi 2022

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.

*K-7 as of the 2023 competition

Welcome by Dr. Chun

Dr. Chun Reads "Surfer of the Century"

Virtual Tour: 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Exhibit

Take an online tour of the 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Exhibit at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum. The exhibit was open May 14 – June 19, 2021. Free admission, Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Student Art Exhibition “My Culture, My Family, and Me” virtual tour

Video: 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Exhibit

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 was 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).

How to Enter

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.

Eligibility

  • Any student, Kindergarten to sixth grade, enrolled in a public, charter, home, or private school in the state of Hawaiʻi. 
  • Art schools are not eligible.
  • One entry per student. Work created by two or more students will not be accepted.
  • Only current work for the year will be accepted. Please do not submit work entered in a previous year.

Theme

“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.

Format

  • All entries must be on paper. Size: 18″ x 24″.
  • Students should work to the edge of the paper.
  • Artwork must have a horizontal orientation, with the long sides as the top and bottom.
  • No frames. Do not mat or frame the artwork.
  • No student name or signature on the front of the artwork. Artwork may be signed by the student in the lower right-hand corner in small letters on the back of the artwork.
  • Any medium (e.g. watercolor paint, crayon, pastel) accepted as long as the artwork is two-dimensional and will lay flat.

Entry Form

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.

Inventory Form

  • Include a completed inventory form with the artworks.
  • Keep a duplicate copy of the completed inventory form for your own records.

Important Dates

  • Friday April 1, 2022
    Deadline for submissions (postmarked or delivered in-person).
    Young Artists of Hawaiʻi
    c/o State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

    250 South Hotel Street
    Second Floor
    Honolulu HI 96813
    For FedEx postage (paid for by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts), please contact Project Manager Kamakani Konia at [email protected] or (808) 586-0300.
  • May 14 – June 18, 2022
    2022 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Art Exhibition on display at the State Art Museum. Previously scheduled to run through June 25.
  • June 2022 – March 2023
    Replica of the 2022 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Art Exhibition on display at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. Pa Kamaliʻi Courtyard, third floor.
  • After June 25, 2022
    Original artwork will be returned to the school listed on the 2022 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Art Exhibition Entry Form after the exhibit is closed.

Contact

SFCA Project Manager
Kamakani Konia
Telephone: (808) 586-0736 (SFCA main office line)
Email: [email protected]

SFCA Project Manager
Alexandra Skees
Email: [email protected]