Winner — Adult 2D Category
Dropping Into the Dream by John Glomb
Winner — Adult 3D Category
Eddie Would Go by Mary Ann Leigh
Winner — Youth Category
Ho’okipa Surf by Gunnar Turnbull
Adult 2D Entries
My Winter Cure by Beth Cooper
In the Tube by Beth Cooper
Future Waikiki Beach Boys by Andrew Gathright
Big Changes, Dancing Waves by Kema Jamal
Me and My Red Board by Beth Cooper
Morning Tide by Virginia Pierce
Adult 3D Entries
Moondog Surfing Aloha Beach by Jefferson Stillwell
Riding the Dream by Roberta Ann Weisenburg
Honu Dreams by Sue Yee Verkaart
Windswept Wave by Evan Schauss
For Helen by Jamesseta
The inspiration for this entry, of this wood block print, comes from an amazing lady who embodied the idea of Big Waves, Big Dreams more than anyone she knows.
Helen McCord came to Maui over 40 years ago with Big Dreams and she made Big Waves opening Kula Botanical Garden, starting a Monterey Pine Christmas tree farm and chairing “Growing Dreams,” an annual floral fundraising extravaganza like no other on the island for Maui Youth & Family Services. Helen and Jamesseta shared a love for the little guy well known on the coast of Monterey Peninsula, the California Sea Otter. Here we have a brave sea otter carrying a Monterey Pine seedling over the waves to her new home here in Maui.
*Helen McCord was a Board Member for almost 20 years, starting with Maui Youth & Family Services before it merged with Aloha House and Malama. In 2014 Helen received the Michael H. Lyons Palaka Award for her volunteer service. She was a foster mother, taught Sunday school and sang soprano at Makawao Union Church. She volunteered for the Kekaulike High theater and was a hanai aunty to many children. Helen was actively involved in planning ‘Big Waves, Big Dreams’ when she passed away on July 28, 2016 due to complications from a pulmonary embolism. We remember and celebrate her commitment to helping anyone and everyone she could and her extraordinary generosity.
Not Giving Up My Shot by Annalise Sanabria