Open to all students in grades 6-12 living on Oahu, the Hawaiian Humane Society’s Mission PAWsible Contest challenged youth to show us how they can be animal heroes in their community.
Students could submit one entry per contest category and were only eligible to win one Grand Prize. Contestants needed to identify an issue that animals in the community face and use their entry to raise awareness about the issue.
View this year’s contest categories, judging criteria and list of winners below.
1. Traditional Art (drawing, painting)
2. Digital Art (photography series, video, graphic design, animation)
3. Creative Writing (poetry, short story)
Entries were reviewed by a panel of judges and evaluated based on the following criteria within the context of two grade spans: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.
- Adherence to the Contest Theme (All entries): Be an animal hero! Contestants must identify a problem that animals face and raise awareness of this issue through their contest entry.
- Creativity and Originality (All entries). All entries must be an original creation and cannot be copied or traced from someone else’s work.
- Clarity of Message (All entries). What is the message the artist is trying to convey? How is the message communicated? Does the message align with the Hawaiian Humane Society’s mission and values?
- Visual Quality and Design (Traditional Art and Digital Art categories)
- Size Regulations (Traditional Art and Digital Art categories). Entries must be flat and 17×11-inch (ledger size) or smaller.
- Length Regulations (Digital Art and Creative Writing categories). Photography entries must be in a series including 3-8 photographs. Videos must be 2 minutes or less. Written word entries must be 500 words or less.
- Correct Spelling, Grammar, and Appropriate Word Choice (Creative Writing category)
- Adherence to Submission Guidelines