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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                   October 5, 2012





(Fri., October 5, 2012)The City's 27th Annual Holiday Wreath Contest is designed to inspire island artisans to compose musical themed wreaths for this holiday season.    


Organized by the Mayor's Office of Culture and Arts, the top prize of $200 will be presented for the most ingenious wreath creation.  There are three contest divisions: Adult, open to any individual or group ages 18 and older; Youth, ages 17 or younger; and Theme Category, for wreaths that depict the theme, "Kanikapila Kalikimaka!" (come together to play music).


A ribbon and monetary award will be given to the winners in each division.  The first place prize is $150; second place is $100; and third place is $75. An overall "Best in Show" will receive the Mayor's Holly Award worth $200, while six "Judges' Choice Awards" will be presented monetary prizes of $25.  Only one award will be presented to any one individual or group. 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 theme into the wreath.


Rules and entry forms are available online at:, and at any Satellite City Hall. Entries will be accepted on Monday, November 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lane Gallery of Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street. No early or late entries will be accepted.  Each entry must include a wreath contest entry form.


For more information, please contact Tory Laitila, Mayor's Office of Culture and Arts, 768-6622.