Student contest underway to design vehicle charger stations

Maui County students may enter a digital media design contest for four new electronic vehicle quick charger stations at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

The Graphic Art Design Contest, sponsored by Hitachi and the Maui Economic Development Board, is open to Maui County students in grades 6 to 12.

The designs, meant to beautify the charger stations, should positively represent the community, environment and clean energy, a news release from the MEDB said.

The artist can choose to create either one design that will go on both the front and back charger panels or create two complimentary designs.

Each panel is 13.5 inches wide by 65 inches high. Artwork must be created in either Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. File formats accepted are Adobe Illustrator EPS, Photoshop EPS (300 dpi resolution) or PDF (300 dpi resolution).

The quick chargers are located at the right side of the main entrance parking lot facing Kaahumanu Avenue.

The deadline for submissions is June 1. Entries need to include the student’s name, school, grade, mailing address, phone number and email.

Mail, email or drop off art contest entries at Maui Economic Development Board, attention Lesley Bristol, at 1305 N. Holopono St., Suite 1, Kihei 96753. The email is

The winning image will be announced June 15 at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

The first-place entry will receive a prize package totaling $1,000; second place, $500; and third place, $250.

For more information, contact Bristol at or by phone at 875-2332.