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Nominate Your Local Heroes for Our 2016 Islanders of the Year

Nominations are open for Islanders of the Year!



Islanders of the Year

Submit Your Nominations Now 


There are many ways to make a difference in the world, whether as a scientist, a philanthropist or an aspiring role model. The Islanders of the Year are the people who made a significant impact on Hawai‘i in 2016 in one of the following categories: 


  • Arts & Culture 

  • Athletics 

  • Business/Finance 

  • Education 

  • Environment 

  • Fashion 

  • Hawaiian Culture 

  • Health & Wellness 

  • Literature 

  • Media 

  • Music 

  • Politics 

  • Philanthropy 

  • Real Estate 

  • Science 

  • Travel/Tourism 


Nominations close on Nov. 20, 2016.


A panel of judges will select the honorees from among the nominees. The magazine’s final choices will be recognized at a reception and profiled in the March 2017 issue of HONOLULU Magazine.



1. Anyone who visits the website is eligible for online submission. 2. Nominations must be received by Nov. 20, 2016. 3. PacificBasin Communications is not responsible for late, lost or misdirected nominations. 4. No purchase necessary. 5. Nominees may be contacted by our editors for more information. 6. Nominations are being conducted and awarded solely by PacificBasin Communications; sponsors are not party to it.


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