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Lahaina’s Annual Poster Contest Accepting Entries

June 30, 2018, 10:30 AM HST
* Updated July 1, 11:27 AM
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Artists across the island are gearing up for Lahaina’s Annual Poster Contest sponsored by LahainaTown Action Committee and Lahaina Arts Society.  Now in its 30th year, the poster contest offers a grand prize of $3,000.00.  The winning art becomes the limited edition official Lahaina poster for 2019.

The competition is open to all artists.  Artwork must be original and unpublished with the image being a recognizable scene of Lahaina.  Past winners of this prestigious competition include David Westerfield, Ronaldo Macedo, Erin Dertner, Jackie Black, Carleton Kinkade, George Allen, Stephen Burr, Jim Kingwell, C.S. Perry, John Cosby, Daryl Millard and Michael Krahn.

In addition to the $3,000 grand prize there are cash prizes for the Lahaina Arts Society Award, Most Promising Artist sponsored by Cool Cat Café, the People’s Choice sponsored by Pioneer Inn and Honorable Mention sponsored by The McKelvey Family.

The official Lahaina Poster is limited to 1,000 prints.  These posters are a popular item on Maui and  around the world. The winning poster will be sold at the Lahaina Visitor Center and online. Winners will be announced at a reception on Friday Aug. 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The reception will be held at the Old Jail Gallery, located at the Old Lahaina Courthouse.

All entries must be delivered to the 2nd floor of the Old Lahaina Courthouse by Friday Aug. 3rd, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  Off-island entries must arrive between Monday July 30 and Friday Aug. 3, 2018. Entires can be mailed to: 648 Wharf Street, Suite #102, Lahaina, HI.  96761.


Prize winners will be chosen from juried entries that will be on exhibit in the Old Jail Gallery, from Wed. Aug. 8 to Tuesday Sept. 3, 2018. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25. The contest is limited to two (2) entries per artist.  Work must be framed, ready for hanging (using screw eyes and wire) and available for sale.  Pieces that are incomplete (wet paint) or not ready for hanging will not be accepted.


For more information and an application, go to the LahainaTown Action Committee website at or call LahainaTown Action Committee at (808) 667-9175.

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