Student Exhibitions

Learn about student exhibition opportunities available in 2021.

Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards 2021

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.

How to Enter

Create an account at (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.

Important Dates

  • September 1, 2020
    2021 Scholastic Art Awards officially launches. Hawaiʻi regional submission is open.
  • December 15, 2020
    Submission deadline for the Hawaiʻi region.
  • January 28, 2021
    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.
  • *January 21, 2021 to mid-February 2021
    Featured artwork is collected at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum for regional exhibition.
  • *Early February 2021
    National awards are announced.
  • *March 12, 2021
    Virtual award ceremony, 58th Annual Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition officially opens at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum.
  • *April 16, 2021
    Exhibition at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum closes.

*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 be announced here on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Students will be notified in their Scholastic Student Art Awards accounts.


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

Young Artists of Hawaiʻi 2021

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.

How to Enter

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.


  • 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.


“My Culture, My Family, and Me”

Teachers may use the following questions to guide students in creating their artwork:

  • What does your culture mean to you?
  • What does your family mean to you?
  • How does your culture influence you and your family?
  • What do you and your family do that represents your culture?


  • 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.
  • Accepted mediums are watercolor or acrylic paints, oil pastels, colored inks, or colored chalk with a fixative agent. Paper collages and mixed media are 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

  • Monday, January 25, 2021
    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 25, 2021
    2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Art Exhibition on display at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM).
  • May 2021 – March 2022
    Replica of the 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Art Exhibition on display at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. Pa Kamaliʻi Courtyard, third floor.
  • After June 25, 2021
    Original artwork will be returned to the school listed on the 2021 Young Artists of Hawaiʻi Art Exhibition Entry Form after the exhibit is closed


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

SFCA Project Manager
Alexandra Skees
Email: [email protected]