Maunakea Observatories’ Maunakea Coin Contest 2024 is Now Open and Accepting Entries from Students in Grades K-12

Shown is the 2023 winning coin design by Lindsey Nicole Julian of Pahoa high school.

Hilo, Hawai‘i – Hawai‘i Island students can have a chance at immortality if their design is chosen for minting of a keepsake coin as part of the annual Maunakea Observatories “Maunakea Coin Contest.” Students can vie for the top honor of having their design on a bronze or aluminum coin for 2024. Hundreds of students enter each year, and thanks to generous community partners, the top three winners in each grade category will earn additional prizes.