The purpose of the Maunakea Coin Contest is to enhance the awareness of the convergence between astronomy (such as night sky, constellations, and telescopes) and the Hawaiian culture of Maunakea (such as plants, animals, insects, the environments, and natural history) among K-12 students on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. See for example the Maunakea Heritage and Natural Resources guide from the Office of Maunakea Management.

K-12 students are invited to create the design for a coin that includes both astronomy and Hawaiian themes related to Maunakea, and to express their aloha and respect for the impressive mountain.

Contestants enter in one of three categories:

  1. Grades K-4
  2. Grades 5-8
  3. Grades 9-12

How to Enter:

  1. Complete the entry form - download here
  2. Drop off your entry at any KTA Customer Service Center by Friday, March 10, 2017 
  3. Contest rules are available here

For more information, contact Nadine Manset (MKAOC) 885-3169 or Pearl Daimaru-Orozco (KTA) 959-4575 ext. 3313

2017 Maunakea Coin Contest flier

Mauna Kea Coin Contest 2017 is sponsored by Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee (MKAOC) a.k.a. Mauna Kea Observatories Outreach Committee (MKOOC), KTA Super Stores, `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai`i, Onizuka Space Center, & Galaxy Garden/Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary.

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