UH Bookstore System unveils 2015 HI Pride T-shirt

University of Hawaiʻi
Emily A Benton, (808) 956-2126
Mktg & Communications Mgr, Campus Services, Marketing
Posted: Aug 19, 2015

2015 HI Pride T-Shirt Design Contest winner UH Hilo student Nikki Thomas
2015 HI Pride T-Shirt Design Contest winner UH Hilo student Nikki Thomas

The University of Hawai‘i Bookstore System kicks off the new school year with the release of its 2015 student-designed HI Pride T-Shirt. The winning design comes from University of Hawai‘i at Hilo student Niki Thomas of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The annual HI Pride T-Shirt Design Contest, now in its fourth year, is open to all UH students each spring. Students are asked to submit designs that show what “HI Pride” or “Hawai‘i Pride” means to them. Semi-finalist designs are put online for a public vote.

2015 winner Niki Thomas received 885 votes for her design that features a script typeface of “HI Pride” and the Hawaiian island chain. She says her design shows her appreciation of the “exceptional diversity of these islands.” Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Thomas is studying astronomy and biology at UH Hilo.

As winner of the contest, Thomas will receive a $200 UH Bookstores gift card, her very own HI Pride T-shirt, and a $100 prize pack of school supplies from UH Hilo Bookstore. Prizes will also go to Brandy Kahawai of Windward Community College for her runner-up design.

HI Pride T-shirts are printed in each UH campus’s color and feature the words “University of Hawai‘i” to promote school spirit. Students receive a discount on their first 2015 HI Pride T-shirt purchased with valid UH student ID. 

HI Pride T-shirts and official University of Hawai‘i licensed apparel may be purchased at any UH Bookstore 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.

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