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Inspiration has a way of popping up at the worst times…but when it comes, you have to heed the call. This year’s Pele Awards honors the true creative spirit—and the people who unabashedly drop everything to capture the idea, nail down the concept, and transform an assignment into award-winning work.

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 764 entries from Hawai'i High Schools statewide with 280 entries being honored with either a Pele Gold, Silver, or a Bronze Award.

The Final ONLINE Entry deadline submission date is:
TUESDAY, February 28, 2023, 11:59pm HST

NOTES FOR 2023

New for 2023: A separate entry form and upload of your entry is required for each category entered.

1. $5 cost per entry – payable via cash, credit card, check or school purchase order

2. Judging: Virtual Judging with all entries being judged online

3. 100% Online Submission only – no entry envelopes or physical entries to submit in person
• All entries must submit an digital upload

4. Online signature (E-signature) required for all student entries and parent and or guardian.

5. No student data will be collected.

6. All entries will receive an Email acknowledgement once submitted.

7. Film, Video & Sound categories = mp4 only
• One upload only; multiple spots accepted on one upload
• Maximum file size submission: 100MB

• 8. Collateral, Publication Design, Direct Marketing, Posters, Online/Interactive, Illustration, Photography & Miscellaneous categories = up to a 5-page upload accepted for each entry
• Must be pdf upload, maximum file size: 10MB

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

HIGH SCHOOL - CALL FOR ENTRIES
NOW TO FEBRUARY 28, 2023
FINALISTS AND NON-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
POSTED BY APRIL 21, 2023
2023 HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE WINNERS REVEAL
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2023, 6PM