“Climate Change | Mauka to Makai: Our Kuleana”
2024 HIKI NŌ on PBS HAWAI‘I Spring Challenge

In this episode of HIKI NŌ on PBS Hawai‘i, find out which schools produced the winning entries of HIKI NŌ’s 2024 Spring Challenge competition with host Mikayla Bloom, a sophomore at Kaiser High School from O‘ahu.

For the 2024 HIKI NŌ on PBS Hawai‘i Spring Challenge, the call was for videos based on the prompt “CLIMATE CHANGE | MAUKA TO MAKAI: OUR KULEANA.”

The prompt was inspired by PBS national’s initiative to amplify local efforts around climate change. PBS Hawaiʻi is elevating the issue by spotlighting innovative climate solutions across the state as told by our students.

Usually students have weeks to work on projects for HIKI NŌ, and lots of help from our teachers and industry mentors. During seasonal HIKI NŌ Challenges, students are given five days to answer the call and find stories that meet the prompt.

These contests provide students with the opportunity to review and learn HIKI NŌ production standards, test their skills, and get a taste for what it is like to produce work under professional deadlines as they model professional journalists and conduct interviews, capture footage and edit their stories without any hands-on help from teachers or HIKI NŌ’s industry mentors.

The winning stories’ scores were based on production and storytelling criteria as well as how they fit the prompt.

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 Mikayla Bloom, Kaiser High School Sophomore, O‘ahu:

“HIKI NŌ on PBS Hawai‘i wanted students to take a closer look at Climate-related challenges and solutions in Hawaiʻi’s communities, and learn more about how people are coming together to embrace responsibility for future generations.”