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pencilSpring 2010 Film Synopsis Contest

Kapi'olani Community College with A-team productions and Excor, Inc. is proud to present a unique contest for full-time and part-time (must be taking at least 6 credits) KCC students. (Click here if you want to know what a synopsis is.)

Requirements:

  1. Write a synopsis for a screenplay for a film that features Hawai'i in a meaningful way. The submitted synopsis should be either in English (single spaced, 500 words, 1 page letter size) or in Japanese (800 characters).
  2. The themes in the submitted synopsis should consider Hawaii's unique natural/manmade landmarks, local people's lifestyle, local culture, and local business. Please include your concept behind your synopsis (What inspired you, or the message you want to deliver, in brief.)
  3. Academy Award-winning Japanese Film Director Yojiro Takita (Director of Departures, winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film) will judge and pick the winning synopsis. The winning writer will be awarded $500 cash prize at this event. The synopsis must be submitted for judging by March 3, 2010. Please submit your entry to http://tain.kcc.hawaii.edu/~contest/
    All eligible KCC students who enter the contest will receive a priority standing for the invitation ticket to the Director Takita's Personal Appearance Departures event on Friday, March 12, 2010. in Ohia Auditorium.

**-Please contact Saori Sato (saorisat@hawaii.edu) or Kalani Fujiwara (kalanif@hawaii.edu) for more information

-------------------Special March 12 EVENT -----------------
"An Afternoon with Award-Winning Japanese Film Director Yojiro Takita"

Personal Appearance and Screening of Oscar-Winning film Departures at Kapi?olani Community College
University of Hawai?i-Kapi?olani Community College is honored to welcome the reknowned Japanese film director Yojiro Takita to a screening of his 2009 Academy Award winning film Departures, which will be followed by an audience forum/Q&A session after the screening.

March 12, 2010, Friday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ohia Auditorium (118)
(By invitation ticket only** Students who entered their film synopses for the contest will all get special invitations to this event.)

Departures will also be shown in the Ohia cafeteria for non-ticket holders at the same day and time.




SPRING 2008 Contests PAU

The 2008 Patsy Sumie Saiki Award for Fiction

For best short story by a University of Hawai‘i student

Who’s eligible? All students, undergraduate or graduate, any major, enrolled at any campus of the University of Hawai‘i.

Send to:
Robert Sullivan
Director of Creative Writing
c/o English Department, Kuykendall 402
UH-Manoa
1733 Donaghho Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Please note "Saiki Award Entry" on outside of envelope.

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The Academy of American Poets Prize ($100)

*Please note on outside of envelope: “Academy of American Poets Prize.”
*Winners will be announced on Monday, April 28, 2008.



SPRING 2006 Contests

League for Innovations Student Literary Competition -- Kapi'olani Community College DEADLINE January 31, 2006. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 9, 2006.

This contest is open to students currently enrolled at Kapi‘olani Community College. Students enrolled at other UH Community Colleges campuses should check with their respective campus WAC or Writing Coordinators. Students may submit one entry in any of the following categories: Poem, Personal Essay, One-Act Play and/or Short Story. You may enter more than one category. You must follow the entry requirements and you must attach the official entry form to your submission. E-mail submissions will not be accepted. Maximum length of entries: Poetry/67 lines; Essay/2000 words; Fiction/3000 words; One-act Play/3000 words.

The first place winner in each category at the campus level advances to the state level competition. The first place state winner in each category advances to the national competition. The national winners in each category are awarded $500 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place.

Go to the official contest website at www.stlcc.edu/leaguelitcontest to get complete information about the requirements for the competition, download the official entry form, get information about the national-level judges and read last year's national first place winners in each category. Past issues of The Twice-Bloomed Wisteria and Northern Light, which have published the national winners and honorable mentions, are on reserve at Lama Library. For more information, contact Gail Harada at 734-9342 or via e-mail at gharada@hawaii.edu. A limited number of entry forms are available from Gail Harada if you have trouble downloading the forms from the official competition website. Turn in your complete competition packet (entry form and submission) to Gail Harada's mail tray in Kalia 101 or to Gail Harada's office (Kalia 204) by January 31, 2006 FEBRUARY 9. 2006.


SPRING 2005 Contests

League for Innovations Student Literary Competition -- Kapi'olani Community College DEADLINE December 16, 2004. CONTEST KCC DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1, 2005!

This contest is open to students currently enrolled at Kapi‘olani Community College. Students enrolled at other UH Community Colleges campuses should check with their respective campus WAC or Writing Coordinators. Students may submit one entry in any of the following categories: Poem, Personal Essay, One-Act Play and/or Short Story. You may enter more than one category. You must follow the submission guidelines and you must attach the official entry form to your submission. E-mail submissions will not be accepted. The first place winner in each category at the campus level advances to the state level competition. The first place state winner in each category advances to the national competition. The national winners in each category are awarded $500 for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 for third place. Click here to download the submission guidelines in pdf format. Click here to download the entry form in pdf format. You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to download the pdf files. For more information, contact Gail Harada at 734-9342 or via e-mail at gharada@hawaii.edu. Or you can check the national competition website at www.humber.ca/leaguelitcontest to get information about the national-level judges and to read last year's national first place winners in each category. Past issues of The Twice-Bloomed Wisteria, which publishes the national winners and honorable mentions, are on reserve at Lama Library.


Fall 2004 Contests

Community College Baccaulaureate Association Essay Contest --$1000 to the contest winner and an additional $1000 to the winner's community college! DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2004 or emailed by midnight December 1, 2004. You must be currently enrolled at a community college to enter. Essay topics: You must choose one of the following three topics:

Click here to download essay rules and regulations.

Kapi'o 7th Annual Ghost Story Contest --Deadline October 15, 2004.
The contest is open to students currently enrolled at Kapi‘olani Community College. The stories must be FICTION and students' original work. THE STORIES MUST NOT BE COPIED FROM ANY SOURCE. Stories cannot be longer than 5 double-spaced, typed pages and must be accompanied by an entry form. Entries will be judged by a panel of faculty members and students. PRIZES: The winning entries will be published in Kapi‘o and the winning writers may be asked to read their work at a student arts presentation. In addition to having their stories published, writers of the winning stories will receive gift certificates.
Entries should be submitted to the Kapi‘o Office in Lama 118 or to Mavis Hara’s mail tray in the HOLOMUA Office in ‘Iliahi 231.
For more information, contact Mavis Hara at 734-9317 or via e-mail at mavish@hawaii.edu. Download entry form in pdf format by clicking here.


Spring 2004 Contests

The Patsy Sumie Saiki Award for Fiction

$500 1st prize -- $250 2nd prize -- $100 3rd prize

Any UH student, graduate or undergraduate, any campus, any major, may enter. The story must in some way reflect Hawai‘i's history, cultures, or traditions, and should not be more than 7,000 words. Limit of 3 stories per entrant. Contest deadline: Monday, April 5, 2004. Entries should have a cover page with the writer's name (which should not appear in the manuscript), address, telephone number, student ID number, and title of story/stories). Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced. Send submission to: Director of Creative Writing, c/o UH-Manoa English Department, Kuykendall 402, 1733 Donaghho Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822.

Please note on the outside of the envelope that the entry is for the Saiki Award. Winners wil be announced Friday, April 23.


The Academy of American Poets Prize

$100 prize --The winner may also be included in a nationally distributed anthology of prize-winning poems.

Any UH student, graduate or undergraduate, any campus, any major, may enter. Ten poems maximum per entrant. Contest deadline: Monday, April 5, 2004. Entries should have a cover page with the writer's name (which should not appear in the manuscript), address, telephone number, student ID number, and title of poem/poems). Manuscripts must be typed, double-spaced. Send submission to: Director of Creative Writing, c/o UH-Manoa English Department, Kuykendall 402, 1733 Donaghho Rd., Honolulu, HI 96822.

Please note on the outside of the envelope that the entry is for the Academy of American Poets Award. The winner wil be announced Friday, April 23.