For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Hawaiʻi Bookstore System released official licensed “HI Pride” T-shirts designed by a UH student.
The shirts were selected from the UH Bookstores’ annual HI Pride T-shirt Contest, which asks UH students to submit designs that show what “HI Pride” or “Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi at Mānoa student Brigette Agustin of Kohala, Hawaiʻi. Agustin’s design incorporated the Hawaiʻi island chain to form the letters “HI” in “HI Pride.”
“Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi” to promote school spirit. Students receive a discount on their first 2016 HI Pride T-shirt purchased with valid UH student ID.
Get your HI Pride T-shirt
HI Pride T-shirts may be purchased at any of the nine UH Bookstores in the UH System or online. All proceeds from UH Bookstore purchases support the University of Hawaiʻi.