Humor Award: Charles Makana Lee
Kamehameha High School, grade 11, Mrs. Gapero

design by Charles Makana Lee

Judges' comment: "See what's bugging you?" says the wekiu bug.

Important Cultural Message Award:
Kuileipualilia Aikau

Waimea Middle School, grade 6, Ms. Takamoto

design by Kuileipualilia Aikau

Judges' comment: Connecting from the heavens to the ocean realms. Explanations on back are great!

Conceptual Design Award: Anna-Jane Ham
Kea`au High School, grade 12

design by Anna-Jane Ham

Judges' comment: Looking through a telescope is seeing past, present, and future.

Artistic Excellence Award: Tiana Honda
Waiakea High School, grade 11, Mrs. Kelly

design by Tiana Honda

Judges' comment: Modern design idea is mixed with traditional concepts. Lauhala weaving in the heavens represents ancestors. The picture tells its own story.

  • James K. Pihana (native Hawaiian cultural practitioner)
  • Koa Rice (Hawaiian cultural practitioner)
  • Shawn Laatsch (planetarium manager at `Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai`i)
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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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