09 Jan News Release #56 – The first “Hawaii Ranking” that will connect Hawaii and Japan!
News Release #56 – The first “Hawaii Ranking” that will connect Hawaii and Japan!
Your choice of Hawaii’s favorites “111-HAWAII AWARD”
Hawaii's first! A Hawaii Ranking by Japanese voters '111-HAWAII AWARD' voting starts on 1/11 (One-One-One day)!
Based on the concept of Hawaii’s local revitalization & social contribution activity “111-HAWAII PROJECT”, “111-HAWAII AWARD” hosted and managed by local NPO organization JHTA (Japan Hawaii Travel Association) and 5 other local and Japanese companies including “Hawaii Hochi, Clarence Lee Design, TMS Hawaii, Shizuoka Shimbun, and TOMS” will launch on 1/11/2017. This is an officially endorsed project by Hawaii Tourism Japan, with numerous businesses and media from Japan and Hawaii joining forces to hold this event.
The award is a “Hawaii Ranking” determined through online voting, and will be the very first ranking by Japanese Hawaii fans from Japan, Hawaii and around the world voting for the Best of Hawaii’s for each of the 50 categories such as Hawaii’s gourmet, gifts and tours. Not only is this a voting system, but also a Hawaii supporting project where your votes would be donated towards Hawaii when reached a certain amount.
Project Details： http://111hawaiiaward.com (Officially launch on 1/11)
Japanese people love Hawaii. Locals living in Hawaii love “Rankings”. The rankings chosen locally include many restaurants and businesses. However…Japanese people often end up feeling puzzled, as they cannot help but feel doubts with the results. In order to break through this frustrating situation, Hawaii volunteers stood up and started this Hawaii Ranking.
The catchphrase is “Your choice of Hawaii’s favorites”. We will collect votes for 6 months from Hawaii fans living in Japan, and Japanese residents living in Hawaii, then summarize the results. A huge grand awards party will be held in Hawaii in October. We will aim for 100,000 votes the first year, and will hold this event every year thereafter. There will also be donations toward local NPO organizations whose chosen by Hawaii Tourism Japan and supported by 111-HAWAII PROJECT when votes reach a certain amount. We provide a system where Hawaii fans living in Japan can contribute to Hawaii.
Your vote can help our beloved Hawaii!
The more voting, the more donation amount towards Hawaii’s environmental preservation!
$1,000 against 10,000 votes, $10,000 against 100,000 votes at the most will be donated to help preserve Hawaii’s environment and culture.
Voters have a chance to win prizes including Hawaii–Japan round-trip ticket, stays at Hawaiian hotels and more!
Every 2 months, there will be a drawing from the voters for prizes including Hawaii–Japan round-trip ticket, and stays at Hawaiian hotels.
All you need to do is enter your recommended restaurants and shops!
From the voting form on the official website, choose the corresponding department/category of your recommended restaurants and shops in Hawaii, then enter the name of the shop or company. You can only vote once per category, but to enter for all 50 categories you may do so by voting separately on different days. There is 6 months until the voting period ends so enter as many categories as you can! Voting period is 1/11/2017–7/10/2017.
●Voting form > http://111hawaiiaward.com/vote/
(or from below QR code)
Vote your recommended restaurants and stores from blow 50 categories!
At the grand award show which will be held in Hawaii in October, the top 3 of each categories in 3 departments and 50 categories will be announced. The winning company/store in each categories will be awarded a “Golden Shaka” trophy. In addition, the general winner will be awarded the “Best of Shaka”.
[ Objectives and Purpose ]
Stimulate Hawaii’s business product quality increase, and develop local industry
Japanese people are known to be worlds most demanding when it comes to quality. By awarding Hawaii’s businesses from such Japanese voters’ strict view point, Hawaii’s product and service quality will increase, which will lead to contributing to developing local industry.
Higher satisfaction from Japanese visitors for promoting Hawaii’s tourism
Hawaii will gain higher satisfaction through better service from these awarded excellent businesses. Also, by creating a user-interactive voting system, Hawaii fans as well as Hawaii consumers will increase.
Hawaii and Japanese media will join forces and revitalize Hawaii
By Hawaii related Japanese media joining forces and distributing better information about Hawaii, Hawaii’s local business and brand value will increase, thus leading to local revitalization.
[ Operator info ]
●Name: 111-HAWAII AWARD
●Hosting: JHTA (Japan Hawaii Travel Association)
●Operating: Hawaii Hochi, CLARENCE LEE DESIGN, TMS HAWAII, Shizuoka Shimbun, TOMS
●Supporters: HTJ (Hawaii Tourism Japan), 111-HAWAII PROJECT
●Operation: Voting via website, smart phones
●Official website: http://111hawaiiaward.com (launch on 1/11/2017)
●Voting period: 1/11/2017–7/10/2017 (6 months) interim report every 2 months
●Result/Award show: Will be held in Hawaii (Scheduled for October 2017)
●Participating Companies: JAL, ANA, JTB, DFS HAWAII, Halekulani, Watabe Wedding, Car Seven (as of December 2016)
●Participating Media (Hawaii): Aloha Street, Light house Hawaii, Hawaii Hochi, Hawaii Road, Hawaiist, Nikkansan, LaniLani, Studio Rim, KauKau, Hawaii ni Sumu, LeaLea Magazine, Hawaii Web TV, Aloha Town Net, Mo Hawaii dot com, Aloha Girl, Oretachi no Hawaii, Hawaii Herald etc.
●Donation: $10,000 donation to local NPO organization who will help Hawaii (when 100,000 votes are received)
●Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org Representative: Taro Yoshida (Hawaii Hochi)