T-shirt design contest calls for entries

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui is accepting entries for its 2013 Maui Matsuri T-shirt design contest.

The entry deadline is March 25. The winner will receive $100 and five T-shirts and will be recognized in a May 8 Maui Matsuri tabloid in The Maui News.

Artists may draw their entry on 11-by-17-inch white paper or submit a computer rendering of the design. All entries should include the kanji symbol (Japanese calligraphy) for ganbari, with a reference to its definition: perseverance.

All instructions and ganbari calligraphy can be found on the Maui Matsuri website at

Contestants may drop off their entry forms and artwork at Araki-Regan & Associates LLC, 1823 Wells St., Suite 2A, Wailuku 96793 or mail it in to the same address.

For more information about the 13th annual Maui Matsuri, visit or call the Matsuri hot line at 283-9999.