(1) Grades K – 4
(2) Grades 5 – 8
(3) Grades 9 – 12

The winners of the three categories will compete for the grand prize.
The grand prize winner's design will be struck on a coin. The aluminum coins will be distributed on AstroDay 2012, May 5th at Prince Kuhio Plaza, and the bronze coins will be sold at Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station and its First Light E-Store.

Download the design sheet and drop off your design at the nearest KTA Courtesy Desk by March 9, 2012. (Keawe Street, Puainako, Waimea, Kailua Kona, or Keauhou)
Download the Design Sheet / How to Enter

mauna kea coin 2011 The first 500 entries will receive a 2011 Mauna Kea Aluminum Coin at the KTA Courtesy Desks.

The purpose of the Mauna Kea Coin Contest is to enhance awareness of the convergence between astronomy (such as night sky, constellations, and a telescope) and the Hawaiian culture of Mauna Kea (such as plants, animals, insects, the environments, and natural history) among K-12 students on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. K-12 students will include both astronomy and Hawaiian themes related to Mauna Kea in their design and express their aloha and respect for the impressive mountain.

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Mauna Kea Coin Contest 2012 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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