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Create a Public Awareness Campaign

 

THE THEME IS THE FOUR W’S

    • WEAR YOUR MASK

    • WASH YOUR HANDS

    • WATCH YOUR DISTANCE

    • WORLDWIDE VACCINATION

Three categories include Photography, Art, and Video.

Contest runs from August 16 and ends September 10, 2021

Winners will be announced on September 23!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category.

The 2021 Imi Pono Challenge is supported by the Maui County Council, Maui County Office of Economic Development and the Maui County Department of Housing and Concerns and produced by the Maui Chamber of Commerce and Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.

2021 Imi Pono Events — June 1 to September 30, 2021

 

2020 Imi Pono winners showcased on a Maui Chamber virtual event June 1.

All 175 entrants are invited to participate in the MEO Business Development Center Teen Financial Literacy workshop in July. Click here to find out more or register.

All 40 2020 finalists are invited to participate in an MEO BDC Core Four Business Planning class geared specifically for youth. Classes begin Wed July 7, 2021. For more information, click here or call David Daly at (808) 243-4318.​

All 40 2020 finalists are invited to participate in Maui Chamber of Commerce Mentoring program starting in July. For more information, click here or call the Maui Chamber office at 244-0081.

The Imi Pono 2021 Challenge

 

Four Ws — Wear Your Mask, Wash Your Hands, Watch Your Distance and Worldwide Vaccination is presented in partnership with MEO Youth Services, MEO Business Development Center and the Maui Chamber of Commerce.

Middle and high school youths are encouraged to submit entries featuring the 4 Ws to creatively capture the attention of the public.

There will be three winners selected in each category in middle and high school divisions. The categories are Photography, Art and Video.

Youths may submit multiple entries.

Entries may be submitted August 16, 2021, through September 10, 2021.  Finalists will be announced September 20, 2021, and the winners will be announced Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 5 p.m.

Imi Pono is the brainchild of Maui County Council Chair Alice Lee.  Chair Lee enlisted the help of her Council colleagues and launched the first Annual Imi Pono contest- The Greatest Challenge in 2020.  175 middle and high school students submitted entries using their skills and talents to come up with creative innovative ideas to build a sustainable and diverse economy now and for the future. Forty finalists were selected with six winners were awarded prizes.

MIDDLE SCHOOL:

FIRST PLACE
Wyatt Van Der Lee
Iao Intermediate School, Grade 6
MAUI (VERTICAL) GREENHOUSES

SECOND PLACE
Xavier Katsuda
Iao Intermediate School, Grade 6
SPRINKLEY SPRINKLERS

THIRD PLACE
Kiana Kahale & Evalani Keawekane
Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle School, Grade 8
MAOLI LOA

HIGH SCHOOL:

FIRST PLACE
Noelle Lo
Maui High School, Grade 11
A LOCAL LENS

SECOND PLACE
Jacob Janikowski
Lanai High & Elementary School, Grade 10
HOME LEARNING DESKS

THIRD PLACE
Michael de Haas
Kihei Charter School, Grade 12
‘IMI PONO FEEDS MAUI

2021 Contest rules and submission format

Eligibility:

Any Middle or High School student on Maui, Molokai, and Lanai

Submission method:

Digital submissions must be submitted on a USB drive. Preferred digital formats include MP4, MOV, JPEG, TIFF, PNG.

Non-digital submissions must be submitted for evaluation or photographed and sent in digital format.

All submissions must be mailed or delivered to the MEO Administrative Office at 99 Mahalani St, Wailuku Hi 96793 no later than September 10, 2021.