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THE HIGH SCHOOL PELE AWARDS HONORS CREATIVE EXCELLENCE IN THE ART OF ADVERTISING AND DESIGN

The Pele Awards has been around for 40 plus years. The High School Pele Awards was established in 2018, to recognize and reward Creative Excellence in the art of Advertising and Design. The 2021 Best of Show High School winner will receive a $500 cash scholarship from presenting sponsor NMG Network's Student Scholarship Program.

Last year, we had over 375 entries from Hawai'i High Schools statewide with 125 entries being honored with either a Pele Gold, Silver, or a Bronze Award.

CHANGES FOR 2021

1. Judging will be done virtually and reviewed online

2. 100% Online Submission

  • — For 2021 = NO "Official Pele Entry Envelopes" OR Physical Entry Submissions     
  • — New Online Electronic Signature (e-signature) required from Student Entrant(s) & Parent and/or Guardian
  • — No Student Data will be collected     
  • — Email Acknowledgement will be sent once entry has been submitted
  • — Every entry must submit an Digital Upload 
  • — One Entry Upload Only

     •  Collateral, Publication Design, Direct Marketing, Poster, Online/Interactive, Illustration, Photography, Misc. Projects categories = up to a 5 page upload accepted for one entry

     •  Film, Video, & Sound categories = mp4 only (One upload only, multiple spots accepted on one upload)

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

1. Entrants must be enrolled in Grades 9 through 12 in a full or part-time accredited Hawai'i U.S. educational institution for Public and Private Schools. Home-schooled Students are also eligible.

2. All work entered into the competition must have been created between January 1, 2020 and March 15, 2021.

3. Work maybe developed specifically for this competition or submitted from previous projects or competitions.

4. Group and/or individual work are eligible.

5. Work must be created while a student is enrolled in a accredited Hawai'i U.S. educational institution for either Public, Private, and/or Home-schooled.

6. Recent graduates are eligible to enter as long as the entry was created while a student during the 2020 school calendar year.

DEADLINES

All "HIGH SCHOOL" work entered must be created between January 1, 2020 and March 15, 2021.  

Please see 2021 Pele Information Guide for specific entry rules, guidelines, and categories.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

     •  $5—Cost per each entry (payable via check, cash, credit card, or School PO)

     •  All Payments and Entry Forms Must Be Dropped off or Mailed to:

  • HonBlue
    Attn: PELE AWARDS
    501 Sumner St. #3B1
    Honolulu, HI 96817
ONLINE CALL FOR ENTRY PERIOD
JANUARY 1, 2021
FINAL ONLIINE ENTRY DEADLINE
MARCH 15, 2021
ENTRY & ENTRY FEE PAYMENT FORMS
MARCH 19, 2021, 3PM to HonBlue
VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL JUDGING
MARCH 29, 2021 to APRIL 7, 2021
2021 HS PELE WEBSITE WINNERS REVEALED
MAY 7, 2021, 12PM

MEET THE FABULOUS JUDGES

The 2020 High School Pele Judges

Jesse Arneson
Welcome Stranger

Clifford Cheng
Voice & Hawaii Skin Diver Magazine

Jason Cutinella
NMG Network

Lowell Gillia
Design Asylum

Jay Hanamura
Giant Theory, LLC

Marie Eriel Hobro
marieerielhobro.com

Alex Kawamoto
Core Group One

Ryan Kawamoto
Kinetic Productions Inc.

Amy Landin
Gilbert & Associates, LLC

Ara Laylo
NMG Network

Stacey Leong
Stacey Leong Design

Matthew Mallams
Hana Hou! The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines

Alissa Masutani
Wall-to-Wall Studios

Deborah Miller
Montaj 9

Michelle Mishina
Michelle Mishina Photography

Laron Miyashiro
Clarence Lee Design

Bradley Shin
Wasiswas

Steven Tom
MVNP

Andrew Tran
ReDefined.Media, LLC

Adrian Walker
Anthology

SEE WHO THE 2021 HIGH SCHOOL WINNERS WILL BE THIS YEAR!

We'll be announcing the winners on Friday, May 7, when the new High School Winners Website goes live.

WHEN

MAY 7, 2021 12PM HST