Steve Uyehara, emcee at Inspired in Hawaii contest

Contest Information

What you need

 

The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation “Acts of Kindness” Inspired in Hawaii 2022 contest encourages students to explore “acts of kindness” to make Hawaii a better place. Practicing simple acts of kindness, ranging from opening a door for a stranger to volunteering or even planting a tree, can inspire, teach, and nurture compassion. We’re giving away over $20,000 in cash awards to winning students and their teachers.

Who can enter?

The contest is open to students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 who are current residents of the State of Hawaii. Students may only enter one division.

What must an entry include?

An entry must identify an act of kindness and illustrate how it can positively influence and inspire our community. For specific division rules, entry forms, prizes, judging criteria, and to view last year’s Inspired in Hawaii winning entries, go to www. clarencetcchingfoundation.org.

When is the contest deadline?

Entries must be received no later than 11 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022. Mail or deliver entries to: Inspired in Hawaii Contest, The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation, 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 770, Honolulu, HI 96813

How will students know if they won?

Award winners will be contacted and invited to the awards program (live or virtual) in February 2023.

What division can I enter?

There are four divisions: Essay, Poster, Digital Media Poster, and Video. Students may enter only one division; entering multiple divisions (either individually or as part of a team in more than one division) will disqualify the student(s) from consideration in all divisions.

Essay Division:Grades 6–12
First Place: $200 Student, $100 Teacher
Second Place: $150 Student, $100 Teacher
Third Place: $100 Student, $100 Teacher
Poster Division:Grades K–5
First Place: $125 Student, $100 Teacher
Second Place: $100 Student, $100 Teacher
Third Place: $75 Student, $100 Teacher
Grades 6-12
First Place: $200 Student, $100 Teacher
Second Place: $150 Student, $100 Teacher
Third Place: $100 Student, $100 Teacher
Digital Media Poster Division:Grades 6-12
First Place: $200 Student, $100 Teacher
Second Place: $150 Student, $100 Teacher
Third Place: $100 Student, $100 Teacher
Video Division:Middle School | Grades 6-8 (Individual or Team Entry)
First Place: $350 Team, $100 Teacher
Second Place: $250 Team, $100 Teacher
Third Place: $100 Team, $100 Teacher
High School | Grades 9-12 (Individual or Team Entry)
First Place: $500 Team, $100 Teacher
Second Place: $400 Team, $100 Teacher
Third Place: $300 Team, $100 Teacher
 *Teacher awards are capped at $500

An entry becomes the property of The Clarence T. C. Ching Foundation and will not be returned.