Native Youth Photo Voice Contest

Open to kanaka maoli middle or high school aged Kaua‘i youth

3 winners will receive a $500 cash prize and have their photograph and essay caption featured locally and nationally by Mālama Kaua‘i and the National Farm to School Network.

The Theme: Food Security & Sovereignty

Questions to consider when developing your submission:
– What does food sovereignty mean and look like to you?
– How is agriculture connected to indigenous identity?
– What are the solutions that may inspire others towards food sovereignty?
– What do you want the world to know about Kauaʻi agriculture and food systems?

Native Youth Photo Voice Contest Rules:

  • Submissions: Submissions must be received by April 30th, submitted online at: This is where you will submit your information and short essay caption of 200-500 words describing your photo and what it means to you. 

    Photographs should be uploaded into Google Drive and shared with Photo submissions should be 300 dpi and should be sized for a 10×14 finished size. Some tips to get the correct photo sizing and quality:

  • Judging: We’re looking to raise youth voices in a way that examines food security and sovereignty on Kaua‘i while encouraging youth to be bold and create thought-provoking submissions. Entries will be judged by a small panel on photo composition and quality, caption/essay strength, how they inspire feelings and ideas in the viewer, and overall creativity. 
  • Winners & Prizes: Winners will be selected and notified by May 15th. 

For questions: Haley at or (808) 828-0685 x25

If access to an iPhone or camera is a barrier for you, please contact us and we will work to make arrangements to support you.