Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Writing and Arts Awards

Announcing: Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts Achievement Awards for Spring 2014!

Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Sp14

Submission requirements:

  • Leeward CC must be as your home campus
  • Deadline is April 20, 2014
  • Topic MUST be ke ano Hawaiʻi — a Hawaiian focus
  • Need a topic idea? Visit our list of writing and art suggestions

 

 

Credits: Poster by Tomi Rivera, Leeward CC


 

Congratulations to this Fallʻs Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts Achievement Awards winners! These works will be published next semester here at Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa.

For writing achievement in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ($100 cash prize, sponsored by Language Arts):
Hiʻilei Manoi-Hyde, Kahi Mea i Aloha ia
Alika Gorospe, Ka Wiliwai
Chris Oliveira, Kaʻaniniau
Kim Reed, Ke Kalaka Polū Nui
For writing achievement in ʻōlelo haole ($100 cash prize, sponsored by Language Arts):
Elsie Peters Itutaua, Summers in Mākaha
Shawn Kahoʻolemana Naone, Wayfinders

For art achievement ($100 gift certificate from Fisher Hawaiʻi, sponsored by Leeward CC Student Life:)

Shawn Kahoʻolemana Naone, Hāloa (photograph)
Selena Makalapua Ryder, Makalapua (sculpture)
Mel Mossman, Moon Surfing (painting)
We are so proud of you! And we thank all of you who submitted works this semester. Please consider submitting your work to next Springʻs Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Achievement Awards, deadline April 20, 2014.

 

Presenting our past winners!

Spring 2013
`Ōlelo Hawai`i:
  • Hi’ilei Manoi-Hyde, Keahiipoikamanaoiookalani (mele)
  • Jacqueline Pohai Medeiros, Ka Kamaha’o Mea Pā’ani (mo`olelo mo`okū`auhau)    
  • Lloyd Momoa Reinhardt, Māui Nui a Kama (mo`olelo mo`okū`auhau) 
`Ōlelo Haole: 
  • Timothy K. Bradley, Yes is the Way (personal essay)
Fall 2012

`Ōlelo Hawai`i: 

  • Hi’ilei Manoi-Hyde, O Oe ia e Ku’u Lei (mele)
  • Kalani Hiapo, Kaulana Lili’uokalani (mele)

`Ōlelo Haole:

  • Stephanie Launiu, Her Name was Violet (biography)
  • Denise Rivers, Birthright (poem)
Spring 2012
`Ōlelo Hawai`i
  • Pulukē Pacscua, Lana (mele)
`Ōlelo Haole:
  • U`ilani Arasato, I am a Farmer (slam poem)
  • Kaumuali`i Titcomb, The World is not Flat and I am a Hawaiian (memoir)
Fall 2012
`Ōlelo Hawai`i:
  • Kalani Hiapo, Aloha No Keali`i (mele)
  • Kepo`o Keli`ipa`akaua, No Ka Lawai`a `Oli`olu a me Ka Lawai`a Pī (mo’olelo pōkole)
`Ōlelo Haole
  • Charissa Puamana Wai`alae, Ku`u Hawai`i (poem)
Spring 2011
`Ōlelo Hawai`i:
  • Lincoln Aldosa, Auhea Wale `Oe E Nei (mele)
  • Kahaulahilahi Vegas, Ku`u Lawakua (mele)
Fall 2010
`Ōlelo Hawai`i:
  • Meghan Linolani Akana, Ka Huaka’i O ka Honu Li’ili’i (short essay)

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