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Aloha Festivals Announces Poster Contest for Student Artists


Hawaiian Airlines float from last year with the first Hokulea crew.

Photo: Courtesy Aloha Festivals

Students from kindergarten through college are invited to design the poster for the 2014 Aloha Festivals.

The theme is “Maluhia Honua—World Peace With Aloha,” which commemorates the round-the-world trip of the Polynesian canoe Hokulea and its mission to promote world peace. The design must include the words “Maluhia Honua.”

It might also be helpful to keep Auntie Irmgard in mind. Hawaiian music legend Irmgard Farden Aluli's song "For a Peaceful World" inspired this year's theme.

The grand-prize winner will receive a gift certificate for $250 at Royal Hawaiian Center. The winning poster will be displayed at Keiki Hoolaulea at Pearlridge Center.

For entry forms and templates, visit alohafestivals.com. Entries must be postmarked by May 16, 2014.

Mail them to:
Aloha Festivals Poster Design Contest, c/o Communications Pacific
700 Bishop Street, Suite 600
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813

The 68th annual Aloha Festivals will take place throughout September at various locations on Oahu. The festivals' mission is to foster the aloha spirit through the perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture and the celebration of the diverse customs and traditions of Hawaii. It is funded by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, corporate and private sponsorships, and sale of Aloha Festivals ribbons and merchandise.

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