The EDDIE WOULD GO Essay contest has been conducted since 2006. We are the only essay competition in the State of Hawaii that has an English and Hawaiian language category. The Aikau Ohana and the Directors of the Eddie Aikau Foundation are excited to announce the 2020 EDDIE WOULD GO Essay Contest.
The deadline for essay submissions was extended to Saturday, September 26, 2020. Use the link below to download the essay contest guidelines and other forms to help you submit your essay for judging.
We encourage ALL students in 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10 grades, from all public, private & charter schools in the State of Hawaii, to enter this competition. This includes students being homeschooled or participating in Distance Learning.
Eddie ʻAikau was a famous big wave surfer, a fearless lifeguard at Waimea Bay, and a courageous crew member of the Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa. He interacted with people from many cultures during these activities.
How did Eddie Aikau's actions show empathy and compassion (aloha & menemene) for strangers and acceptance of people from other cultures? Provide supporting examples or evidence.
What opportunities have you had, or do you have, in your own life to demonstrate empathy and compassion (aloha & menemene) for people from other cultures? Provide supporting examples or evidence.
Download Information about the 2020 Eddie Would Go Essay Contest- Here
Remember - EDDIE WOULD protect his Ohana and his community ... Mask up, practice social distancing, stay safe & stay healthy.