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City Seeks Entries for 23rd Annual Holiday Wreath Contest 

Entries Accepted December 1 

Honolulu City Lights is just around the corner.

To help everyone get into the holiday spirit, Mayor Mufi Hannemann is inviting Honolulu residents to bring out their Christmas ornaments and knickknacks to create a wreath for the City’s 23rd Annual Holiday Wreath Contest.  This year’s theme is “Holiday Heroes,” in honor of the many heroes in our lives.

Mayor Hannemann said, “The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year.  Each year, I look forward to enjoying the decorative wreaths that express the talent and creativity of Honolulu’s crafters, as part of the Honolulu City Lights celebration.”

The contest has three categories: Adult, open to any individual or group ages 18 and older; Youth, open to any individual or group ages 17 or younger; and Theme, open to any individual or group that best depicts this year’s theme.

First, second, and third place winners in each category will receive a ribbon and monetary awards of $150, $100, and $75, respectively.  An overall Best in Show will receive the Mayor’s Holly Award of $200, while six Judge’s Choice Award winners will each receive $25.  Each entrant, individual or group, may win only one award.

Contest entries will be accepted on Monday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Lane Gallery of Honolulu Hale (530 South King Street, Diamond Head end of the ground floor). Entries will only be accepted during the designated date and times, and must include a completed wreath contest entry form, available through the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts,

Judging will be based on workmanship, creativity, and use of materials.  Wreaths in the theme category will be judged on the entrant’s incorporation of the “Holiday Heroes” theme.  Winners will be notified by December 12.  All entries will be exhibited in the Lane Gallery of Honolulu Hale throughout Honolulu City Lights from December 6, 2008, to January 4, 2009.

For more information, contact the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, at 768-6622 or visit



Tory Laitila, 768-4105

Dymian Racoma, 768-5288


Monday, October 06, 2008

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