Hawaiian Education and Reinstatement Foundation

Kalo Project, "Kalo in Every Home"

Kalo Video Vignette Contest (KVVC)

October 3, 2011

Aloha Kakou:

The Hawaiian Education and Reinstatement Foundation (HERF) in cooperation with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) have organized a special project to place Kalo at the center stage of Hawaii consciousness.  Kalo has had and continues to provide so many benefits to the people of Hawaii. It has great depth within our culture, our genealogy, and our nutritional sustenance.  It can form the basis of understanding our family relationships.  For some, it reminds us of our steadfastness to "ai pohaku".  It has been called the first Hawaiian flag. 

What does Kalo mean to you and the people of your community?

We are holding a video contest among the school communities of Hawaii to produce their "Kalo Vgnettes".  The purpose of the contest is to engage the Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian community towards taking action of cultivating Kalo in their neighborhoods and homes as a way of perpetuating the host culture.  This contest was designed to give high school students the opportunity to create their story or message about the importance of Kalo through their eyes.

These productions should not exceed three (3) minutes, including beginning and end.  An application form for submitting such productions are also attached or can be made available by contacting HERF.  We expect to follow up on this program with the public and private showing of such videos to maintain a program of impressing our community of the diversity of Kalo to our people of Hawaii. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2012.  Any videos received after this deadline will not be considered.


The prizes for the winning categories are as follows:

                                  Grand prize winner                                $2,000.00

                                  Historical                                                  $1,000.00

                                  Cultural                                                      $1,000.00

                                  Educational                                              $1,000.00

                                  Nutritional                                                $1,000.00

* No duplicate winners


You may contact us at:

Email:                       kaleopaik@yahoo.com

Mail:                         HERF

1777 Ala Moana Boulevard, #116-102

Honolulu, HI 96815

We look forward to receiving your applications.

Aloha a hui hou,


Milton Ragsdale, President