Design contest focuses on clean-energy future

Maui County Graphic Art Design Contest winners were announced during the JUMPSmartMaui project launch held at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center on June 15. The contest was sponsored by Hitachi.

Maui County students in grades 6 to 12 were eligible to submit an original digital media design that positively represented the community, the environment and clean energy.

Shantel Longboy captured first place with an $1,000 cash prize, Lealani Galvin took second place with $500, and Regina Prudenciano took third place with $250. All students are from Maui High School.

“In my designs, I used a wood texture theme to create a nature/environment feel to it,” said Longboy. “At the top of each panel design, I wanted to put a greater emphasis on the word ‘YOU’ so that it would feel more directed towards the person in our community looking at the design. My design overall focuses on different ways in which those in our community can use/are using clean energy and how we all can help the environment and make the earth a greener place.”

Longboy’s artwork will beautify the four fast-charger stations located at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center, one of an initial five locations hosting these stations on Maui.

The chargers are a component of the JUMPSmartMaui demonstration project that will incorporate renewable energy, smart grid technologies and electric vehicle solutions to achieve a clean future for Maui County.

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