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(Fri., December 2, 2011)—The Honolulu City Lights Wreath contest produced a range of excellent entries, including “Golden Pear” by Marian Bernal, selected as the winner of the Mayor’s Holly Award.


           Seventy-two entries were received from all over Oahu.  Awards were based on craftsmanship, creativity, and use of materials. Dita Holifield, Paulette Kahalepuna, and Betty Kam from the City and County of Honolulu Commission on Culture and the Arts judged the competition. 


            The Mayor’s Holly Award winner Marian Bernal receives a blue ribbon and a $200 prize.


Mayor’s Holly Award

Marian Bernal


Adult Wreath Category

1st Place – Alana Federic

2nd Place – Gina Loveland

3rd Place – Jamie Barut

Judges’ Choice – Json N

Judges’ Choice – G. Hee


Youth Wreath Category

1st Place – Seagull Schools at Ko Olina Class 1 and 4

2nd PlaceLincoln Elementary Keiki Kolea

3rd Place – Papa ‘A‘ali‘i at Kawaiaha‘o Church School

Judges’ Choice – Le Jardin Academy Extended Day 6th Grade

Judges’ Choice – Le Jardin Academy Extended Day 2nd Grade


Theme Wreath Category “Holoholo Holiday”

1st Place – ‘Ohana Kamai of Nicole, Johua, Israel, and Genesis

2nd PlaceRobert Louis Stevenson Middle School

Video, Art, Computer, Technology Class

3rd Place – Andrea Partika

Judges’ Choice – Hawaii State Hospital

Patients in the Occupational Therapy Art Class

Judges’ Choice – Jason Chow


Contact: Tory Laitila, Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, 768-6622.