Hawaii Telcom's 2006-2007 directory covers will feature art by University of Hawaii artists to celebrate UH centennial

Celebrating 100 years of higher education in Hawaii - A century through an artist's eyes

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Mar 6, 2006

HONOLULU — To celebrate the University of Hawaii‘s 100th anniversary in 2007, Hawaiian Telcom‘s nine 2006-2007 directories will feature nine different pieces of artwork — one on the cover of each directory — by University of Hawaii students, faculty and staff. The first to appear will be onHawaiian Telcom‘s Official Directories for Oahu in October 2006. Directories for the counties of Hawaii, Kauai and Maui will be distributed in January and February of 2007.

Hawaiian Telcom will choose cover artists for the centennial directories through art contests, one for each of Hawaii‘s four counties, which start today and end on May 15. In addition, designs will be selected for the Oahu yellow page directory, Windward, Leeward, East Honolulu and Oahu‘s new companion directory for a total of nine cover designs. The contests are open to all University of Hawaii part-time and full-time students, faculty and staff enrolled or employed at University of Hawaii campuses at any time during the spring 2006 semester. The University of Hawaii will present winners with a cash prize of $200, and Hawaiian Telcom will also present winners with anadditional $100.

The tradition of featuring work by local artists on the cover of Hawaii‘s telephone books began in 1973. Selected artists have had their work printed on more than a million telephone directories statewide every year, giving them recognition and exposure to a broad audience.

This new twist on tradition will feature art on six different directories for Oahu (White Pages Directory, Yellow Pages Directory, Leeward Directory, Windward Directory, East Oahu Directory and the new Companion Directory), and on the combined white and yellow pages directories for Hawaii County, Kauai County and Maui County. Each county‘s University of Hawaii campuses will hold a separate contest for that county‘s directory covers. Each directory will also have dedicatedpages inside featuring the artist for that directory‘s cover and providing information on the University of Hawaii‘s centennial.

"We are honored to feature aspiring local artists on our official directory covers and to celebrate the University of Hawaii‘s 100th anniversary in an appropriately creative way," said Mike Ruley, Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiian Telcom.

"We are grateful to Hawaiian Telcom for providing us this unique opportunity to commemorate our centennial while showcasing the talent of our university community," said David McClain, UH Interim President. "The winning entries featured on the various directories throughout the state will serve as a tribute to the special place in which we live, work, learn and play."

For more information on the contest or to receive an entry form and contest rules and regulations, please call the following University of Hawaii campuses:

University of Hawaii at Mānoa
2500 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Art Building, 2535 McCarthy Mall, Room 142
Phone: 956-6888

UH Hilo
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
MC 395-1A
Phone: 808-974-7307

UH West Oahu
96-129 Ala ʻIke
Pearl City, HI 96782
Bldg. B-104C
Phone: 454-4750

Honolulu Community College
874 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96817
Communications Arts Bldg., Room 2-302
Phone: 845-9469

Kapiʻolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
Naio 201
Phone: 734-9843

Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala ʻIke
Pearl City, HI 96782
Administration Building, Room 102
Phone: 455-0524

Windward Community College
45-720 Keaʻahala Road
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Kuhina 110
Phone: 235-7366

Hawaiʻi Community College
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720
MC 378
Phone: 808-974-7611

Kauaʻi Community College
3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
Lihuʻe, HI 96766
ART 2-106A
Phone: 808-245-8284

Maui Community College
310 Kaʻahumanu Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732
Art Building
Phone: 808-984-3249 or 808-984-3202

Entry forms are also available online at www.hawaii.edu/news.

About Hawaii Telecom
Hawaiian Telcom is the state‘s leading telecommunications provider, offering a wide spectrum of telecommunications products and services, which include local and long-distance service, digital subscriber line (DSL) broadband for Internet use, wireless services, and print directory and Internetdirectory services. The official Hawaiian Telcom directories are the state‘s most comprehensive and accurate telephone directories. For more information, please visit www.HTYellowPages.com.

About the University of Hawaiʻi
Established in 1907 and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the University of Hawaiʻi is the state‘s sole public system of higher education. The UH System provides an array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and community programs on 10 campuses and through educational, training, and research centers across the state. UH enrolls more than 50,000 students from Hawaiʻi, the U.S. mainland, and around the world. For more information, visit www.hawaii.edu.