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School Year 2021-2022

Localicious® Hawaiʻi Art and Video Contest

Presented by Hawaiʻi Gas

The Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation (HAF) is proud to announce the winners of the 2021-2022 Localicious® Art and Video contest presented by Hawaiʻi Gas. This K-12 Art and Video Contest inspires students to highlight the importance of local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. Previously known as the Art & Poetry Contest, HAF incorporated a new option for secondary students in grades 6-12 to submit a 30 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) video on HAF’s mission to promote agriculture and farming. The art contest for students in grades K-5 incorporated the theme: Hawai‘i Agriculture: Producing More Than Produce.

“It was exciting to see nearly 180 entries submitted from students in over 50 public, charter, private, and home schools. Hawai‘i Gas is fortunate to support this contest, which inspires students’ creativity in the culinary field” said Alicia Moy, President and CEO. “The Localicious® Art & Video contest gave students an opportunity to learn all facets of Hawai‘i’s agricultural industry, which is so critical for our islands.”

1st Place Winners:

The two 1st Place winners of the contest are Zachary Sakata, a 5th grader at ‘Iolani School and Cassidy Crowley, a 7th grader at Punahou School. Zachary’s winning entry, titled “Localicious Menu” depicted a vivid portrayal of entrée, greens, and dessert items made with locally-sourced ingredients. In Cassidy’s PSA, “The Journey of Aloha Starts with Local,” she explains the benefits of farming, cooking, and eating local.

Art: “Localicious Menu” 

Zachary T. Sakata | Grade 5, ‘Iolani School

Video: “The Journey of Aloha Starts with Local”

Cassidy Crowley | Grade 7, Punahou School

2nd Place Winners:

Art: “Delicious Sushi Made with Hawaiian Produce” 

Anna Kang | Grade 5, Liholiho Elementary

Video: “The Legacy of Otsuji Farms” 

Alina Otsuji | Grade 11, ‘Iolani School 

3rd Place Winners:

Art: “Producing More than Produce”

Lilinoe Mariah Stoltzman | Grade 2, Le Jardin Academy

Video: “Farmers’ Market” 

Poett Tehada | Grade 7, Olomana School

Artwork Finalists:

“I Love to Eat Local Fruits and Meats”

Sean O’Donnell | Grade 1, Ka‘iulani Elementary

“Hawaii Ag: More Than You Think” 

Madelyn Martin | Grade 5, Maunawili Elementary

“Producing More than Produce” 

Rafael Erhan | Grade 4, Ala Wai Elementary

“We Love Hawai‘i’s Farmers” 

Matthew Antonio | Grade K, Queen Ka‘ahumanu Elementary

 “Producing More Produce” 

Sybella Fortin | Grade 4, Ala Wai Elementary

Video Finalists:

“Feed the World” 

Caleb Alarcon | Grade 8, Aiea Intermediate School

“Give Back to Giving Back” 

Austin Directo | Grade 12, Kea‘au High School

“Stay Local, Grow Local”

Trystan Cabrera | Grade 8, Washington Middle School

“Mac Nuts” 

Alana Flurry | Grade 9, Olomana School

“Home Grown” 

Tahiti Kaneakua | Grade 8, Olomana School

This contest is presented by Hawaiʻi Gas

 

The contest is an extension of Localicious® Hawai‘i, a statewide public awareness campaign that promotes restaurants that source locally grown, caught or raised products. All proceeds will support HAF’s K-12 programs and its mission to sustain the critical needs and services of Hawai‘i’s agricultural industry.  Since 2014, Localicious® Hawai‘i has raised over $260,000 for ag education. In the 2020-2021 school year, HAF served over 5,000 K-12 students at 132 public schools statewide.