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Plastic Free Hawaiʻi School Art Mural Contest Winner

April 03, 2019

Each year, we host an art mural contest for school groups in Hawaiʻi to share a vision of a Plastic Free Hawaiʻi using marine debris, plastic or bottle caps. This year’s winner is Voyager Public Charter School, winning a water refill station for their school to reduce the amount of plastic water bottles used on campus. The mural “The Great Wave of Debris” was created by the 6th grade class and inspired by Hokusai’s “The Great Wave of Kanagawa.” They included hidden facts and thinking points within the mural, making it interactive. They want the viewer to notice and recognize familiar pieces within the mural, such as plastics straws and a toy car to bring awareness and make the viewer see that you have the potential to make a difference and refuse single-use plastics. Honorable Mentions go to Konawaena Middle and Sunset Beach Elementary Schools who will receive Plastic Free Hawaiʻi prizes for their murals!