The Art of Sphere Contest

Mālama I Ke Kai

The results are in!

A big MAHALO to all of the classes and students who participated in The Art of Sphere Contest and shared what mālama i ke kai (take care of the ocean) means to them! The students were asked to focus on sustainability, using as many eco-friendly materials as possible in constructing their art pieces. All of the submissions were excellent, and our judges truly had their work cut out for them.

So, without further ado, (pictured in order)…
In first place, from Princess Nahi’ena’ena Elementary school, Kanoelani Delatori’s 5th grade class!!!

In second place, we had a tie:
From Lahainaluna High School, Daniel Schultz’s 12th grade student and from Carden Academy of Maui, Pamela Hayes’ 5th grade class!!!

In third place, from Kihei Charter School, Elyssa Farmer’s 4th grade class!!!

Winners were decided based on use of eco-friendly materials, interpretation of mālama i ke kai, and creative & artistic design.

Congratulations to our winners and a big round of applause to all of our talented participants.

Artwork will be on display at MOC through the end of the month. Stop by and pick YOUR favorite!

Original Contest Rules and Prompt:

Calling all K-12 classes of Maui Nui! Share what mālama i ke kai (take care of the ocean) means to your class in an art contest marking the first anniversary of MOC’s Humpbacks of Hawai’i Exhibit & Sphere.

Since opening on February 10, 2019, MOC’s Humpbacks of Hawai‘i Exhibit & Sphere saw over a quarter of a million viewers and played a central role in hosting school field trips and educational programs. To celebrate this milestone, we’re hosting an art contest for Maui’s schools with a chance to win funds to purchase new classroom supplies.

Participating classes are asked to create a replica of Maui Ocean Center’s new Sphere and decorate it with their interpretation of the contest theme: Malama I Ke Kai (take care of the ocean). With a focus on sustainability, students are tasked with using as many eco-friendly materials as possible in constructing their art pieces.

The Maui Ocean Center will select three winning classes with prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000 to be used for school supplies. Each winning class will also receive a complimentary AquariumPLUS admission ticket to the Maui Ocean Center for its students and teacher.

Registration is currently open and will close on Friday, January 24th, at 12:00pm. Winners will be announced on Monday, February 10th at 12:00pm via social media. Submitted artwork will be on display at Maui Ocean Center until February 26th for the public to enjoy.

For more information, call (808) 270-7059 or email jsaribay@mauioceancenter.com

Contest Rules and Schedule (Please read before registering!)

Registration Form

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