The Maunakea Coin Contest is open to all K-12 students of the Big Island. Drop your design before March 1, 2019, at any KTA Super Store, using the Coin Contest Design Sheet.



Students are invited to create a design for the 2019 coin, with elements of culture, astronomy (such as night sky, constellations, and telescopes), and nature (such as plants, animals, insects) found on or around Maunakea. Contestants enter in one of three grade categories. Nine category winners and the best overall 3 entries will receive generous prizes from KTA, the Maunakea Observatories, the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center, and other partners.

The prizes for the overall top 3 winners include KTA gift certificates, a one-year membership to the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center, passes for the Galaxy Garden, and the Hawaiian Starlight DVD.

The top winner will see his or her design struck on a coin. A bronze version of the coin will be available for sale, and aluminum coins will be distributed at outreach events in the coming year. The 2019 design will also be used as the 2020 Astro Day logo!

The designs must be drawn on the official Coin Contest Design Sheet and be submitted before March 1, 2019. Entries must be complete and follow the contest rules. Entries can be dropped off at a KTA SuperStore, or mailed to:

Maunakea Coin Contest c/o N. Manset CFHT
65-1238 Mamalahoa Hwy Kamuela HI 96743

Students can get information about Maunakea by consulting the Maunakea Heritage and Natural Resources guide from the Office of MaunakeaManagement, available for downloading:



Mauna Kea Coin Contest 2019 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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