Winners of 2023 Fair Housing Keiki Art Contest Announced

Hawai‘i REALTORS® is pleased to announce the winners of its 2023 Annual Fair Housing Keiki Art Contest, which is designed to help children learn about fair housing.

With this year’s theme “Building Aloha: Spreading Fair Housing Across Hawai‘i,” the contest celebrates the importance of the Fair Housing Act, which became law in April 1968. The law helps prevent discrimination in housing by ensuring equal access when renting or buying a home, securing a mortgage, seeking housing assistance or engaging in other housing-related activities.

The annual Keiki Art Contest is free and is open to all Hawai‘i students from grades K-8, with two categories: grades K-4 and 5-8. First-place winners in each category received $250, second place $150, and third place $75. Artwork of first-place winners is also featured in a printed 2024 Hawai‘i REALTORS® calendar.

Winning artwork entries as well as list of Honorable Mentions can be viewed here.

GRADES K-4

1st Place
Stella Rich, “Everyone Deserves a Home”
Grade 3

2nd Place
Noah Kim, “Building Aloha”
Grade 4

3rd Place
Gabrielle Gamiao, “Together, We Will Arise”
Grade 4

GRADES 5-8

1st Place
Calix Policarpio, “Fair Housing for All”
Grade 8

2nd Place
Janielle Coloma, “Aloha for Everyone”
Grade 8

3rd Place
Haley Sadoyama, “Pono Kaulike”
Grade 7

The National Association of REALTORS® offers virtual resources and training for REALTORS® on fair housing practices, as well as additional information about the Fair Housing Act.