HONOLULU Magazine Wins Hawaii Publisher’s Association Pai Awards

HONOLULU took home honors for stories on topics ranging from the International Marketplace to the Special Session on Same-Sex Marriage.

Here at HONOLULU Magazine, we love telling the stories of the Islands and the people who call it home. It’s what we do. Still, it’s nice to get kudos every now and then, and recently we got just that from the Hawaii Publishers Association, at its annual Pai Awards. HONOLULU won recognition for several stories published in 2013, as did our sister magazines, Hawaii and Mana.

The full list is below. If you missed any of these pieces the first time around, we’ve included links, so you can check them out now.


HONOLULU won first-place awards for:

Business & Industry Reporting

"Souvenirs to Saks—the Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Waikiki’s International Market Place,” by David Thompson, December 2013

Online Video

"Aloha Hawaiian Parrot Association,” by Diane Lee and Tiffany Hill, October 2013


We also won second-place awards in the following categories:


HONOLULU Magazine’s All­-Island Restaurant Guide, August 2013


"Our Royal Legacies,” by Dana Paresa, April 2013

Online Reporting

Diane Lee’s coverage of the Special Session on Same-Sex Marriage, November 2013

Website General Excellence


Arts & Entertainment

Fading Traditions—Buddhism in Hawaii,” by Tiffany Hill and David Thompson, July 2013


"Go Bows!  Will We Ever Win Again?” by David Thompson, Dave Choo and Lance Tominaga, September 2013

Editorial Column

“Afterthoughts,” Michael Keany

Also bringing in wins in the PacificBasin Communications family:

Hawaii Magazine garnered a first place award for cover design for their September/October 2013 issue as well as second place awards for overall excellence in visitor publications with a circulation of less than 500,000, cover design for their July/August 2013 issue and editorial cartoon.

Mana Magazine picked up first place awards for its editorial "History Repeated," by Keopulaulani Reelitz, September/October 2013, and its editorial series, "Against the Grain,” by Britt Yap, July/August 2013, and a second place award for the photography in “Lawaia,” by Sterling Kaya, September/October 2013.