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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, March 31, 2002

Put your creativity on paper

By Catherine E. Toth
Advertiser Staff Writer

Kids, sharpen those crayons: The University of Hawai'i School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology is sponsoring a student poster contest in conjunction with its sixth biennial open house. To celebrate the theme "Science to Da Max," students in kindergarten through the eighth grade are encouraged to paint, draw or sketch any discovery or technology in extreme environments, from a lava-spewing volcano to a meteor shower.

Judging will be by grade levels: K-3, 4-6 and 7-8. Winners will receive a poster designed by the artist Wyland. Those from K-3 and 4-6 can also win a guided tour of Hanauma Bay for their classes; the winner from grades 7 and 8 will receive a guided tour of the laboratories at Coconut Island for his or her class.

Posters can be no larger than 11-by-17, and cannot be framed or folded. One entry per student is allowed. Home-schoolers also are invited to participate. Posters can be dropped off or mailed to SOEST Student Poster Contest, POST Building Room 701,

University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, HI 96822. Deadline: 4:30 p.m. Friday. Winners will be announced at the open house, which takes place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 20 on the Manoa campus. More information: Alison Houghton, 956-9417.