HI Pride T-shirt marks fifth year of UH student contest

University of Hawaiʻi
Emily A. Benton, (808) 956-2126
Marketing & Communications Manager, Campus Services
Posted: Aug 17, 2016

Brigette Agustin
Brigette Agustin

For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Hawai‘i Bookstore System released official licensed “HI Pride” T-shirts designed by a UH student.

The shirts were selected from UH Bookstores’ annual HI Pride T-shirt Contest, which asks UH students to submit designs that show what “HI Pride” or “Hawai‘i Pride” means to them. Five semi-finalist designs were then put online for a public poll to choose the winner.

With 948 public votes, the winning design came from University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa student Brigette Agustin of Kohala, Hawai‘i. Agustin’s design incorporated the Hawai‘i island chain to form the letters “HI” in “HI Pride.”

“Hawai‘i gives us so much to be thankful for,” Agustin said. “I wanted to use this design as our reminder to reciprocate, because no matter where we go from here, we will always be connected, and we will always have HI Pride. This is home.”

As winner of the contest, Agustin collected her very own HI Pride T-shirt, a $200 UH Bookstores gift card, and a $100 prize pack of school supplies from UH Bookstores. UH Mānoa student Celeste Guarin also won prizes for her runner-up design, which received 616 votes.

HI Pride T-shirts are printed in UH campus colors and feature the words “University of Hawai‘i” to promote school spirit. Students receive a discount on their first 2016 HI Pride T-shirt purchased with valid UH student ID.

HI Pride T-shirts may be purchased at any of the nine UH Bookstores in the UH System or online at www.bookstore.hawaii.edu. All proceeds from UH Bookstore purchases support the University of Hawai‘i.

About the University of Hawai‘i Bookstores

The University of Hawai'i Bookstores’ mission is to serve as a resource for the UH campus community by providing everything it needs for college life and more. The main branch of the UH Bookstores System is located on the University of Hawai‘i’s Mānoa campus, in the heart of Campus Center. In addition, there are stores on eight branch campuses: University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, University of Hawai‘i Maui College, University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu, Leeward Community College, Kapi‘iolani Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kaua‘i Community College, and Windward Community College. Visit www.bookstore.hawaii.edu for more information.

For more information, visit: http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu