American Savings Bank KeikiCo Contest

KeikiCo Contest

American Savings Bank's annual KeikiCo Contest is a business plan competition where your students can showcase their best ideas for a chance to win $5,000 to $25,000 for your school.


  • Open to the first 60 schools to submit their School Registration Form  

  • Teams of 2 to 5 students. Teams of 5 are recommended to best evenly distribute the work.

  • Competing divisions from public, private and charter schools in Hawaii:

    • Elementary (Grade 3-5), Middle (Grade 6-8) and High School (Grade 9-12)

  • Develop a Business Plan and Video Pitch

  • Cash Prizes for your school: $5,000, $15,000 or even $25,000

  • Prizes include:

    • First Place: $25,000 to the school of the winning team

    • Second Place: $15,000 to the school of the winning team

    • People's Choice: $5,000 to the entry with the highest votes (one per division)


  • Friday, Nov. 5 at 5:00 p.m. HST: Deadline for 2021 KeikiCo Competition Submissions (including Business Plans, Video Pitch link, and all completed waivers)

  • Monday, Nov. 22 to Wednesday, Dec. 1: People’s Choice Voting – The top 5 Video Pitches per division posted on this page

  • Thursday, Dec. 2: Notification to winning schools and announcement of People’s Choice winners

  • Monday, Dec. 6 to Friday, Dec. 17: Awards ceremonies at schools



Sample Business Plans – 2019 1st Place Winners

Sample Video Pitches – 2019 People's Choice Winners

2017 Recap Video

KeikiCo Media Coverage