Thank you, Agena Sensei from Aina Haina Elementary School with her students and students from Wilson Elementary School for being there to open the display of our annual Nengajo Contest at Shirokiya Village Walk on Sunday, December 30, 2018!
The display (as pictured) will be there until Sunday, January 6, 2019. Invite your family and friends and see the wonderful works done by our students! The exhibit is on top of the stage in the center area of the Shirokiya Village Walk at the Ala Moana Center.
*Be mindful that the display will be put on the side when there are performances on the stage (mostly on Saturdays and Sundays).
As posted earlier, all Nengajo postcards from 2019 Nengajo Contest (including winners & non-winners) will be on display on the center stage at the Shirokiya Village Walk at Ala Moana Center starting Sunday, December 30, 2018.
Junko Agena sensei from Aina Haina Elementary School will present our display to kick off at around 10:45am with some of her students. The stage will be used for various performances after 11:30am until 5pm that day, so the Nengajo display won't be back until after such performances are done.
The display will be brought back on the stage until Sunday, January 6, 2019, between any performances on stage, so beware of some schedule conflict, especially on the weekends.
Here is the list of winners and non-winners from this year's Nengajo Contest. Congratulations to all who participated in the contest.
Congratulations to all the students who participated this year's Nengajo contest!
Whether you were selected as one of the top winners, or not, we hope you had a good experience learning about the Japanese tradition and culture.
Here is the link to the full list of the top winning Nengajo winners and their Nengajo artwork (ES - Elementary School, MS - Middle School, HS - High School & Coll - College)
We are announcing the winners for this year's contest early so you and your families can visit the brand new display at the Shirokiya Village Walk at the Ala Moana Center from Sunday, December 30, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019, to celebrate the new year tradition and your great accomplishment.
Good folks from the Shirokiya Village Walk and we are planning on having a presentation about the display sometime on Sunday, December 30, 2018 during the Family Sunday event along with other cultural activities including Wadaiko performance, etc. Please stay tuned for more details to come!
It's only October, but never too early to start preparing your students for the upcoming Nengajo Contest!
Please read the application form carefully and follow the instructions. Click here for the application form. Applications must be sent by the eligible Japanese teachers only. Use the labels for each Nengajo card. Click here for the labels. All entries must ARRIVE (not postmarked) by December 7, 2018 at the address written in the application form.
As always, we have prepared the Google Slides for you to go over with your students. Questions? Ask Kataoka Sensei at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
After a careful selection process using the rubric, the following Nengajo were selected as the winners for 2018 contest. Congratulations to the students and their sensei! Please come out to Royal Hawaiian Center between January 1 - 6, 2018 to see the display in the Royal Grove area. All Nengajo contest postcards will be on display (not just the winners)! Families that come to see the exhibit will receive a free parking validation. Just inquire within at the Helumoa Hale Guest Services in the Royal Grove.
Elementary School Division
Hawaii Theme Category
Original Theme Category
Middle School Division
Hawaii Theme Category
Original Theme Category
High School Division
Hawaii Theme Category
- Jiahui Liao, Roosevelt HS, Migita Sensei
- Hilinai Gilliland, Kamehameha HS, Yamaguchi Sensei
- Alisa Yost, Mililani HS, Zukeran Sensei
We are excited to announce 2017-18 HATJ Annual Nengajo Contest is now open! Please read carefully and send in your application on time. This year's deadline is December 15, 2017 (must be delivered by this date).
Please open this slides to see the purpose and the goals of the contest, read do's and don'ts for the Nengajo cards. Also, starting this year's contest, teachers must have full membership BEFORE the beginning of the school year, mostly by the beginning of August. If the teacher's name is not listed in the membership update in September, 2017, we will not accept your entries.
Last year, we were able to display all of the Nengajo postcards at the Kahala Mall ( ← click to see last year's exhibit). This year, ALL Nengajo cards will be on display at the Royal Hawaiian Center (RHC) in Waikiki during the new year season starting December 31, 2017 through the first week of January in the center court area of the center.
There will be a separate contest with the Japanese visitors’ casting their own votes on site to select the special award winners (top 4 winners will receive a $25 gift certificate from RHC).
To avoid getting your students’ Nengajo being damaged by the weather elements, we ask each entry be laminated in advance to qualify for this year’s Nengajo Contest. Please adhere to this special rule in order to qualify for the contest.
We expect that our Nengajo Contest will be featured by the local and international media during RHC’s Fukubukuro Festival on January 1, 2018 at the center court. Please encourage your students and their family to pay a visit during the event.
Because of this special exhibit, we are asking ALL Nengajo Postcards to be doubled (2 unruled 4x6 index cards to be glued or taped together) and labels to be typed, instead of hand-written. Please read Slide 6 in the slideshow carefully and follow what it says in the slide to avoid getting disqualified. 上記のように、今年度の年賀状コンテストはワイキキのロイヤルハワイアンセンター屋外での展示となるため、ラミネートをしていただくことになりました。ラミネートをする前に、出品する８枚のカードは２枚重ねにした上（のり又はテープで貼り合わせて）、ラベル（これも今年は手書きではなく、コンピューターでタイプしたもの）をきちんと貼ってから８枚個別にラミネートして郵送してください。ラミネートのないものは失格となります。
Please click here to download the application form. Typed label (no hand-written) should be on the back of each Nengajo postcard before being laminated. Please also download the labels and type each label accordingly.
As stated, your application must include necessary documents and a self-addressed return envelope with appropriate postage in order to receive your students' Nengajo back from us.
Please email Kataoka Sensei (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to help us with the judging and the exhibit preparation process!