2019 Mayor’s Memorial Day Poster Contest

Event Image: 
Event Date: 
02/07/2019 (All day) to 02/26/2019 (All day)

The 2019 Mayor’s Memorial Day Poster Contest is now open, with the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation accepting submittals through Tuesday, February 26!  

This contest is open to all students statewide, who are in public, private, charter schools, or are home-schooled. Students may enter through their schools or individually. 

The theme for the contest is “Sew a Lei for Memorial Day,” where students are challenged to depict a scene honoring and remembering those who have served our country. Those depictions may include scenes of collecting flowers, lei sewing, military service, or military or memorial ceremonies.

Winning posters will receive certificates from Mayor Kirk Caldwell and have their artwork displayed at Honolulu Hale and Kapolei Hale. The 1st place winners will have their artwork made into posters to be distributed statewide and publicly displayed for the month of May.

Those posters will serve as a call for donors and volunteers to contribute their time, flowers, and skills towards the making of 38,000 lei that are needed to adorn each gravesite at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (“Punchbowl” or Pūowaina) for the Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 27.