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Hawaii's Favorite Contest

Who is "Hawaii's Favorite Preschool Teacher and Family Child Care Provider" for 2015?


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You Tell Us!

We received over 200 nominations for PATCH's 2015 "Hawaii's Favorite" 5th Annual contest! After much deliberation, our panel has settled on our finalists. Now it's your turn to weigh in - vote today!

Winners will be announced and honored at a dinner on July 24th at Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery Iwilei, Honolulu in celebration of National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day. One winner in each category will receive a great prize package! Categories are: Hawaii's Favorite Family Child Care Provider, Hawaii's Favorite Preschool Teacher at a large multi-site preschool and Hawaii's Favorite Preschool Teacher at an individual preschool.

You can vote in each category, once a day, through July 7th. PLEASE NOTE: Although the voting system appears to accept more than one vote per day, only one vote per person per day is tracked and counted to protect the integrity of the contest.

Remember to get your tickets to PATCH's Annual Benefit Dinner today to watch the unveiling of our winners live!


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Family Child Care Provider -  2015 Finalists




Annette Almeida
Michelle "Mickey" Adams
Tessie Rickard
Time for Tots
Kamuela Kids Child Care
Kaneohe, Oahu
Honolulu, Oahu Kamuela, Hawaii


Multi-Site Preschool Teacher - 2015 Finalists




Angela Rice
Joy Koyanagi
Gwen Imai
 Kamehameha Preschool KCAA Kuapa Preschool The Cole Academy
Anahola, Kauai Hawaii Kai, Oahu Honolulu, Oahu

Single Site Preschool Teacher - 2015 Finalists     




Diandra Michael
Imelda Amy Garma
Shelley Yorita
Good Shepherd
Keiki Hauoli Children's Center
University of Hawaii Manoa Children's Center
Honolulu, Oahu
Honolulu, Oahu Honolulu, Oahu


If you're having trouble deciding, we encourage you to read all our Finalists' profiles which are COMING SOON to learn more about the amazing work they do before you vote!



2015--Hawaii's Favorite Preschool Teacher & Favorite Family Child Care Provider - Official Contest Rules

How to Enter:
  • Entries will be accepted until May 15, 2015.
  • To enter, fill out the online entry form.
  • Entrants must fill out the online form in its entirety or entire entry will be disqualified.
Prizes:
Each winner will each receive a prize package awarded at a dinner celebration held at Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery, Iwilei on Friday, July 24, 2015. Actual winners from a neighbor island will have travel arranged in advance and be flown to Honolulu at PATCH’s expense to receive their prize. Prizes are non-transferrable. No cash or other substitutions. Any and all federal, state and local taxes, fees and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners and their respective preschool and child care business.

Eligibility Restrictions:
  • No Purchase is necessary.
  • Void where restricted or prohibited by law.
  • Open only to legitimate and lawful, licensed child care businesses located and registered to do business and operate in the state of Hawaii.
  • Previous winners are ineligible to reapply.
  • PATCH and its affiliates, and their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives, agents, contractors and individuals living in the same household of those employees, whether related or not, are not eligible to participate.
  • Contest questionnaire must be filled out in its entirety online by an individual at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Finalists will be chosen from amongst the online applicants. Finalists must agree to have the relevant application details posted online at PATCH’s website, along with his/her photo. Finalists further agree to submit to an online polling of their application and that the winners will be solely determined by the highest number of online votes per the application. Finalists have the responsibility to understand and abide by applicable laws, rules and regulations to participate in this contest. If an individual is participating in violation of applicable laws, rules and regulations and/or their employer’s policies, that individual and its employer may be disqualified from this Contest, or from receiving prizes. PATCH disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between a Finalist and his/her employer related to this matter.
  • PATCH assumes no responsibility for lost, late, incomplete, invalid or misdirected submissions or claims; for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions; or for technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to electronic malfunctioning of any network, hardware, or software or electronic or human error which may occur in the transmission of any information related to this Contest or in the processing of Entries.
  • Participants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of PATCH which shall be final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.

Judging:
Entries will be judged and potential Finalists selected by a panel of Judges provided by PATCH. Profiles of the finalists will be posted at www.patchhawaii.org from May 20 – July 7. The potential winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. The winners will be chosen by whichever finalists earn the most votes per an online polling system established by PATCH.

Publicity:
By entering this contest, participants will grant PATCH the right to print, publish, display, videotape, broadcast, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including, but not limited to, the World Wide Web and the Internet, at any time(s), the Participant’s name, Entry and Entry Information, facts about the child care business, trade names, trademarks, logos, statements and promotions, and the name, image, picture, voice and likeness of the individual who entered on behalf of the Participant in news, public relations efforts, and for Sponsor’s (and/or authorized third parties’) trade information, advertising and/or marketing activities, such as articles featured in the media, magazines and promotional purposes requested by Sponsor without additional compensation or review.

Limitations of Liability & Release: BY ENTERING OR ACCEPTING ANY PRIZE, EACH PARTICIPANT AND WINNER AGREES THAT SPONSOR, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES, AGENTS AND CONTRACTORS AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER AND WILL BE RELEASED AND HELD HARMLESS BY PARTICIPANT OR WINNER FOR ANY ALLEGED OR ACTUAL CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION OF ANY KIND OR NATURE FOR ANY INJURY, LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DISABILITY OR DEATH, AND PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY NOW OR IN THE FUTURE, FROM USE OF THE ENTRY, THE ACCEPTANCE, DELIVERY, MIS-DELIVERY, INSTALLATION, SET-UP, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE, PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, AND/OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY CONTEST OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY.
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