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 were 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 inspired children to learn about the local ingredients in their favorite foods and understand how food goes from farm to table.


  • 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