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Theme for 31st Annual Holiday Wreath Contest is "Kalikimaka Kaiāulu"

Honolulu -- The Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts has announced the selection of "Kalikimaka Kaiāulu," or "Neighborhood Christmas," as the theme for the city's 31st Annual Holiday Wreath Contest.

The public is invited to prepare submissions for the contest, which is held as part of the traditional Honolulu City Lights celebration.

Entries will be accepted in three contest divisions: Adult, open to any individual or group ages 18 and older; Youth, ages 17 or younger; and a Theme Category, for wreaths that depict the Kalikimaka Kaiāulu theme.

A ribbon and cash award will be given to the winners in each division. The first place prize is $150; second place is $100; and third place is $75. The overall Best in Show wreath will receive the Mayor's Holly Award of $200. In addition, six Judges' Choice Awards will be presented with monetary prizes of $25 each. Each entrant, individual or group, may win only one award. Judging will be based on workmanship, creativity, and use of materials. Wreaths in the theme category will be judged on the incorporation of the theme into the wreath.

Rules and entry forms are available online at, and at Satellite City Halls. Entries will be accepted on Monday, November 28, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lane Gallery of Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street. No early or late entries will be accepted. Each entry must include a wreath contest entry form. Winners will be notified by December 9, 2016.

For more information, please contact Tory Laitila, Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts, at 768-MOCA (6622).

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