Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Writing and Arts Awards

Announcing the Spring 2014 Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo a Award Winners!

Congratulations to these talented writers and artists from our very own Leeward Community College! These works will be published when we return in the Fall:

Writing in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi

  • Hiʻilei Manoi-Hyde, No Namaka Kailialoha laua o Alea Hoohihikeaumoe ($100 cash prize each, sponsored by Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa)
  • Van-Jon Matthew Kaleialohanoelani Paio, Maui Nō E Ka ʻOi ($100 cash prize each, sponsored by Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa)
  • Hiʻilei Manoi-Hyde, Luluku (Honorable Mention)
  • Pōhai Medeiros, Kuʻu Mau Kupuna (Honorable Mention)
  • Ikaika Anderson, Kuʻu Home (Honorable Mention)

Writing in ʻōlelo haole

  • Elsie Moʻi Peters Itutaua, Nānākuli ($100 cash prize each, sponsored by Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa)
  • Stephanie Launiu, Surrounded by God (Honorable Mention)
  • Sosefo Naufahu, Where Iʻm From (Honorable Mention)

Art

  • Ikaika Anderson, E ʻAle E (photograph, $100 Amazon.com gift card, sponsored by Student Life, Leeward CC)
  • Shawn Kahoʻolemana Naone, Activism is the Rent We Pay for Living on This Planet (photograph, $100 Amazon.com gift card, sponsored by Student Life, Leeward CC)
  • Robin Puahala, Pin-A-Hawaiian (photo-collage, $100 Amazon.com gift card, sponsored by Student Life, Leeward CC)
  • Shawn Kahoʻolemana Naone, Poliahu (photo, Honorable Mention)
  • Ikaika Anderson, Aloha Nō (photo, Honorable Mention)
  • Kekai Mar, StepHI (photo-collage, Honorable Mention)
  • Chantelle Deuz, Hawaiʻiʻs Very Own Heaven (photo, Honorable Mention)

Mahalo nui loa to the Worldʻs Best Judges:

  • ʻIokepa Badis, Language Arts (Hawaiian language)
  • Dave Manu Bird, Language Arts
  • Eileen Cain, Language Arts
  • ʻEhukai Carvalho, Language Arts (Hawaiian language)
  • Piʻikea Hardy-Kahaleoumi, Counseling (Hālau ʻIke)
  • Eiko Kosasa, Social Sciences
  • Kuʻuipo Losch, Arts and Humanities (Hawaiian Studies)
  • Makanani Parker, Arts and Humanities (Hawaiian Studies)
  • Auliʻi Silva, Hālau ʻIke

Special thanks to Student Life @ Leeward Community College, led by the amazing Lexer Chou, for co-sponsoring our contest!

Mahalo a nui to all of you who submitted works this semester. Want to get involved? Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa accepts submissions year round. And Leeward students, please consider submitting your work to next Fallʻs Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Achievement Awards, deadline November 20, 2014.


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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