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2023 Fair Housing Keiki Art Contest:

In 1968, the Fair Housing Act became law. It prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, ancestry/national origin, sex, familial status, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, or orientation and gender identity. This law ensures that everyone has equal access to housing and protects homebuyers from discrimination as they get a mortgage, rent a home, buy a home, seek housing assistance, or participate in other housing-related activities. The fight for fair housing continues today to make sure that the law is followed and to prevent discrimination in housing.

The Hawai‘i REALTORS® Keiki Art Contest helps children learn about fair housing rights and its importance in Hawai‘i’s communities. We invite our keiki to submit an original piece of artwork expressing their thoughts about fair housing in Hawai‘i based on this year’s theme: “Building Aloha: Spreading Fair Housing Across Hawai‘i”.

Contest Guidelines

The Hawai‘i REALTORS® Keiki Art Contest is open to all Hawai‘i students from grades K-8, with two categories for awards: grades K-4 and 5-8. The first place winners’ artwork will be featured in a printed 2024 calendar and they will receive $250. Second place winners will receive $150, and third place winners will receive $75. Honorable Mentions will also be selected.


  • Grades K-4
  • Grades 5-8


  • Any student grades K-8, enrolled in a public, charter, home or private school in Hawaii.
  • One entry per student. Work created by two or more students will not be accepted.
  • Art schools are not eligible.

Artwork Requirements

  • Submitted artwork must be original and on paper, not to exceed 8.5” x 11”
  • Acceptable media: paint, pencil, markers, ink, crayon, and watercolor
  • No frames. Students should work to the edge of the paper.
  • Do not mat or frame the artwork.
  • Do not fold artwork.
  • Do not submit multiple entries.
  • Student’s name must be on back of artwork.

Contest Description and Guidelines
Art Contest Flyer
2023 Keiki Art Contest Entry Form (Fillable)


A completed and signed entry form along with the artwork must be received by October 31, 2023.

Spread the Word

Get friends and family involved. Spread the word about Fair Housing and this contest using the above materials.


Contact Jenny Nakagawa at jnakagawa@hawaiirealtors.com


Submit Your Art

We accept online or mail-in submissions. If possible, we recommend mailing in your artwork (the winners’ original artwork is needed to make calendars). If you submit online, please keep your artwork stored in a safe place until we announce the winners. Deadline to submit is October 31, 2023. Mail-in submissions must be received by October 31, 2023. Winners will be announced by the end of November 2023. ARTWORK WILL NOT BE RETURNED and may be used for future promotions.

Mail a completed and signed entry form (Click Here to Download & Print Form) and artwork to:
ATTN: Jenny Nakagawa
1259 Aala Street, Suite 300
Honolulu, HI 96817



2022 Winners

Lower Grade Category

Upper Grade Category


Looking for inspiration? Check out the educational sources on fair housing below:

Historical Information:

Poetry Collection:

Fair Housing Videos: