Hawai'i High School Writing Awards Competition

The University annually conducts a statewide writing competition for juniors and seniors attending public and private high schools in Hawai'i.

The subjects for competition pertain to Hawaii's sustainability.

Student-submitted essays must be typed and double spaced with a maximum of five (5) pages. The essays will be judged on originality, analysis, expressiveness, vocabulary and syntax, and the student's ability to defend his/her thesis.

Essays must be received or postmarked no later than: March 18, 2014.  

The competition winners receive a cash award funded by the University in the following amounts:  


First Place Winner: $500


Second Place Winner: $300


Third Place Winner: $200

If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact the Scholarships Office by using the e-mail link located to the right of the page or by calling (808) 566-2430 or 1-866-CALL-HPU (Toll-free: U.S. and Canada Only).