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: https://tinyurl.com/kauaiphotovoice. 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 stormy@malamakauai.org. 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 haley@malamakauai.org 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.