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Hawaiian Humane Society’s annual Mission PAWsible Art Contest offers top prizes for animal-loving students across Oʻahu

May 31, 2024 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM (HST)



Hawaiian Humane Society’s annual Mission PAWsible Art Contest offers top prizes for animal-loving students across Oʻahu

HONOLULU, HI (May 1, 2024) – Calling all creative minds in grades 6 - 12 on Oʻahu! The Hawaiian Humane Society proudly announces the return of their annual Mission PAWsible Art Contest, inviting students to embark on a creative journey with this year’s theme:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to show or tell us about kitten season on Oʻahu. With the imminent arrival of kitten season – a time of heightened importance for understanding and managing Oʻahu’s Free-Roaming cat population – this year’s Mission PAWsible Art Contest aims to illuminate the challenges faced by these feline populations and inspire compassionate action within the community.

“We believe in the power of art to evoke empathy and spark change,” states Anne Mukai, Manager of Education Programs for Hawaiian Humane. “This year’s Mission PAWsible Art Contest encourages Oʻahu’s youth to delve into the world of Free-Roaming cats, exploring their origins, and envisioning compassionate solutions to support and manage their population. We’re excited to see the imaginative interpretations that students bring to this year’s contest.”

Students are invited to express their creativity and submit their artwork in any of the following four categories:

·         Traditional Art (drawing, painting, etc.)

·         Digital Art (photography, animation, video, graphic design)

·         Creative Writing (poetry, short story - no longer than 500 words)

·         NEW! 3D Art (ceramic, wood, metal, sewing, etc.)

Prizes await the most outstanding entries, with two grand prize winners selected from each category – one from grades 6-8, and one from grades 9-12 – for a total of eight grand prize winners. Each winner will receive a $150 debit gift card and a prestigious Humane Achievement Award. Honorable mentions will also receive surprise prizes for their exceptional contributions. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges based on adherence to the contest theme and submission guidelines, creativity, clarity of message and visual quality.  

Entry is free and open now through May 31, 2024. For detailed rules, submission guidelines and to enter, visit


Supporting photos of previous Mission PAWsible Art Contest winners are available via Google Drive.

The Hawaiian Humane Society is a non-profit education and advocacy organization that shelters, protects, rescues, reunites and rehomes animals. Established in 1883, it is O‘ahu’s largest animal welfare organization helping local pets and people in need. Visit for more information.

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Hawaiian Humane Society