Hawaii Kauai Museum to hold 29th Lei Day Competition April 20, 2009 Share 1 -- The Kauai Museum will host its 29th annual Lei Day Competition on May 2. Competition participants begin dropping off their leis about 7 a.m., and the judging lasts through 11 a.m., when awards are posted. Live entertainment gets started about 10:30 a.m., followed by an awards ceremony for contest participants at 1 p.m. The competition leis are then auctioned off, first at a silent auction after the awards ceremony and then a live auction at 3:30 p.m. Free lei-making demonstrations are also planned throughout the day. Competition participants are encouraged to cultivate their own lei materials to avoid damage to wild plants throughout Kauai, and certain rare and endangered plants are prohibited. Prizes are given in eight competition categories. Visit www.kauaimuseum.org for more details.