student holding his t-shirt design
UH Mānoa student Akira Vernon with his 2018 HI Pride T-shirt design.

The University of Hawaiʻi Bookstore is kicking off the school year with a new student-designed 2018 Hawaiʻi (HI) Pride T-shirt.

This year’s winning design comes from UH Mānoa student Akira Vernon from Honolulu. Vernon received 565 votes for his T-shirt design that represents what Hawaiʻi means to him—a tropical place where he grew up and that he loves. His design features a monstera leaf pattern inside the HI Pride.

The annual HI Pride T-Shirt design contest is held each spring and is open to all UH students. Semi-finalist designs are put online for the public to vote on.

The 2018 HI Pride T-shirts will be available for purchase in all UH Bookstores on August 13. The T-shirts will be available in black and all UH System campus colors.

Students with a valid UH ID are eligible for a discount on the first T-shirt they purchase. Reusable bags featuring this year’s design will also be available.

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HI Pride T-shirt colors.