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THROUGH THE EYES OF KAUA`I YOUTH PHOTO CHALLENGE.

Using digital photography, we invite you to share with us your personal view of life on Kaua`i. Each photo entry must answer one of these questions:

“What would you like to see MORE of on Kaua`i?”
“What would you like to see LESS of on Kaua`i?”

The Challenge is a great platform to present your photographs and have your voice heard with other young people on island. Your entries will be hosted on our website, and the top 50 photos will also be included in the Through the Eyes of Kaua`i Youth photo exhibit at Kaua`i Community College in October. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and enter today!


 

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Prizes

Prizes will be awarded in each division: Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12.

AWARDS  (Grades 6-8)  (Grades 9-12)
FIRST Place $200

Go-Pro Hero 3

($200 value)

$200

Sunrise Photo Safari

($265 value)

SECOND Place $100 $100
THIRD Place $50 $50
Honorary Mention Gift Certificate Gift Certificate
People’s Choice $100


V.I.P. Photo Exhibition

(Very Important Photographer)

Through the Eyes of Kaua’i Youth Photo Exhibit, featuring the top 50 photos, will be held at Kaua’i Community College at the One Stop Center.

Grand Opening Celebration October 2, 2015; 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Exhibition continues from 8:00 to 4:30 p.m., October 5 through 27.

Photo Workshops with a PRO


 Professional photographers will be hosting 3 free sessions. Come learn how to tell a visual story, and hear tips from the pros on lighting, composition, perspective and more.  You do not need to attend a workshop to enter the Challenge.

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LOCATION DATE PHOTOGRAPHER TIME
KAUAI MINI GOLF AND BOTANICAL GARDEN, KILAUEA SAT., AUG 15 MIKE COOTS 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
HANAPEPE PUBLIC LIBRARY MEETING ROOM, HANAPEPE SAT., AUG 22 SERGE MARCIL 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SEDUCTIONS OF KAUA`I GALLERY, KAUAI MARRIOT RESORT, LIHUE SAT., AUG 22 DENIS ORME 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.


What's Photography

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
Robert Frank
"When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.”
Robert Frank
Ansel Adams
"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.”
Ansel Adams

Seth Godin
"Art is not in the ...eye of the beholder. It's in the soul of the artist.”
Seth Godin
Joe McNally
"You’ve gotta taste the light.... and when you see light like this, trust me, it’s like a strawberry sundae with sprinkles.”
Joe McNally

Yann Arthus-Bertrand
"The earth is art. The photographer is only a witness."
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Henry David Thoreau
"It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see."
Henry David Thoreau


Our Sponsors


Generous support was received from:

  • Cooke Foundation
  • The Learning Coalition
  • Hawai‘i Community Foundation
  • Kaua‘i Community College

Community sponsors include:

  • Deb and Ben Gillikin
  • Greg Horn
  • Mark Hubbard
  • Kaua`i Family Magazine
  • Kaua`i Mini Golf and Botanical Gardens
  • Denis Orme, Seductions of Kaua`i Gallery
  • Wanda Shibata
  • Michael Somers
  • Catherine and David Steinmann
  • Norma Doctor Sparks
  • Diane Zachary


WHO WE ARE

2959 UMI STREET, SUITE 201, LIHU‘E, HI 96766 | 808-632-2005 | youthphotos@kauainetwork.org

1Keiki to Career Kaua`i is an exciting movement for youth that brings together education, youth programs, community organizations, ohana, and businesses to help our young people become ready for life. Through the Eyes of Kaua`i Youth is our first digital photo challenge, designed to encourage middle and high school students to share their perspectives on our community, both positive and negative, and become involved in a conversation about Kaua`i’s future. For more information on us, click here.

1Kauai Planning & Action Alliance (KPAA) coordinates the Keiki to Career movement. KPAA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization comprised of nonprofits, community groups, associations, government agencies, businesses and individuals. What these members have in common is a commitment to work collaboratively toward solutions to some of the difficult issues facing Kaua`i. Members carefully review the island’s topmost needs and issues to select the organization’s priority goals for action. KPAA serves as a neutral convener and facilitator, bringing together and guiding action teams and committees to develop and implement solutions to these priority issues. For more information on KPAA, click here.