Holiday Photo Contest 2022 – Photos due by Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Holiday Contest 2022

Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple presents a community activity open to all participants.

The holiday season is upon us and how festive will you be this year?  Share with us your holiday photo.  You be creative and share your holiday spirit with the rest of us.  It can be, but we are leaving it up to you, a photo of your Christmas yard decorations, door decorations, wreath you made, your decorated Christmas tree, your ugly Christmas sweater, your holiday baking, your ginger bread house, etc.  We look forward to receiving your phots and sharing the holiday cheer with everyone.

Photos are due by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2022 AT 6:00 P.M. (HST).  Please email your photos to or send it via our Puna Hongwanji Facebook Messenger.  Please include your name, age group, and short description of your photo.  We will enter your names into the “Wheel of Names” to randomly select our winners in the two age categories.

On Friday, December 16, 2022 we will post the winners and all the photos received (remember it has to be appropriate for us to share on our page and we reserve the right not to post any photo we deem inappropriate).  You will invite your family and friends to give your photo a like or heart for the People’s Choice Award.  The photos with the most like and hearts in each age category will win.  If there is a tie, we will enter your names into the “Wheel of Names” to select the winner.  Voting will end on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 6:00 (HST)

You could be a winner of the Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo gift certificate (even if you are not in Hilo you can order online).  There will be two age categories.  Each age category can win one of the prizes below:

1st Place:  $20 gift certificate
2nd Place:  $15 gift certificate
3rd Place:  $10 gift certificate

People’s Choice Award – $25 gift certificate

You may submit multiple photos, but eligible to win one prize per person.


Wednesday, December 14, 2022 by 6:00 p.m. (HST) submit your photo(s)
Friday, December 16, 2022 winner will be announced
Friday, December 16, 2022 – Tuesday, December 20, 2022 6:00 p.m. (HST) People’s Choice Voting
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 6:00 p.m. (HST) voting ends for People’s Choice Award
No later than Thursday, December 22, 2022 People’s Choice Award winner will be announced