Mauna Kea Coins

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

The winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners) of the three categories will compete for the grand prize. The grand prize winner's design will be struck on a coin. Aluminum coins will be given out at AstroDay on May 4th at Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo, and other science/astronomy outreach events. Bronze coins will be available 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 15, 2013. (Keawe Street, Puainako, Waimea, Kailua Kona, or Keauhou)
Download the Design Sheet / How to Enter

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 2013 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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