Localicious Hawai‘i Art and Poetry Calendar Contest


The Localicious Art and Poetry Calendar contest encourages students in grades K-8 to think more consciously about where their food comes from and to celebrate their favorite local foods. The contest is an extension of Localicious Hawaii, a statewide public awareness campaign throughout March that promotes restaurants that source locally grown, caught or raised products. All proceeds raised from the campaign benefit HAF’s K-12 ag education programs through the purchase of a Localicious dish. Since 2014, Localicious Hawaii has raised over $260,000 for ag education. In the 2019-2020 school year, HAF served over 3,900 K-12 students at 104 public schools statewide.


School Year 2020-21

Localicious Hawaiʻi Art and Poetry Calendar Contest

Presented by Hawaiʻi Gas

The Contest has now closed.  

From November 1-30, 2020, students in grades K-8 are invited to submit entries of an original artwork or poem about their “Favorite Dish Made with a Locally Grown, Caught or Raised Product.” The contest inspires children to learn about the local ingredients in their favorite foods and understand how food goes from farm to table.

Art and poetry are judged as two separate contests. Two grand prize winners will be selected – one overall art winner and one overall poetry winner. Grand prizes include a $100 gift card to a Localicious restaurant, their winning entry featured prominently in the 2022 Localicious Hawaiʻi Art and Poetry calendar, and a hydroponic herb kit. The first and second place winners in each of the three categories – Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6-8 – will receive a $75 (first place) or $50 (second place) gift card to a Localicious restaurant. 

  • Design a poster with original artwork OR write a poem around the theme: My Favorite Dish Made with a Locally Grown, Caught or Raised Product.
  • Artwork should be designed in the landscape (horizontal) position on a white poster board or heavy paper no larger than 8 1/2” x 11”. Three-dimensional entries will not be accepted. All poems must include a title, be 150 words or less, typed and printed.
  • Entry period: November 1 – November 30, 2020. All entries must be postmarked or emailed by November 30, 2020.
  • Open to all Hawai‘i students in grades K-8; one entry per student permitted. All entrants MUST acquire permission from a parent/guardian prior to submission.
  • If mailing in your submission, the ENTRY FORM found below MUST be taped to the BACK of the entry. Submit to: Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation, 3538 Waialae Avenue, #203, Honolulu, HI 96816. Entries and the ENTRY FORM can also be emailed as attachments to: liz@hawaiiagfoundation.org.
  • All submissions MUST be exclusively keiki-created and cannot incorporate anything, in whole or in part, that is owned or created by any third party.
This program is presented by Hawaiʻi Gas