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2021 Innovation + Imagination (I+I) Student Challenge

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2020 Innovation + Imagination (I+I) Student Challenge

Woodshow 2020 Kent Award: “Kia’i – Ancient Hawaiian Battle Bot Protector” by Mid-Pacific Owl Robotics. Photo: Brad Goda.

An exciting component of Hawaii’s Woodshow is the Innovation + Imagination (I+I) Student Challenge, a division that was initiated in 2017 to introduce students to the diverse world of Hawai‘i woods.  Students are challenged to construct artwork using a mixture of donated Hawai‘i-grown wood and other materials of their choice.

The I+I  Student Challenge is coordinated by Steven Hill, IDSA, the 3DLab Director at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, School of Architecture.  The goal of the program is to expose students to a hands-on experience of design and production as well as familiarize them with the value of using locally sourced resources that will influence them in their future professions.

This year 24 students entered 18 pieces.  Students were from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Architecture, Brigham Young University, Mid-Pacific Owl Robotics (Team) and Punahou School (Team).

Innovation + Imagination (I+I) Student Challenge Awards

High School – 1st Place  –  Kent Award*: Most Promising Young Artists
Mid-Pacific Owl Robotics (Team)… Kia’i – Ancient Hawaiian Battle Bot Protector

College – 1st Place  –  Kent Award*: Most Promising Young Artist
Beau Nakamori…The Overripe Banana

College – 2nd Place
Sarah Hyun…Kalamahalaikalani

College – 3rd Place
Beau Nakamori..Mini Mid-Century Modern Table

Honorable Mention
Beau Nakamori…BeauTie Bench

Pu’uhonua Society Encouraging Excellence Award
Samuel Mangakahia…Kākano

 Spirit of the Show Award, Underwritten by C. Barton Potter Co.
Sarah Hyun…Kalamahalaikalani

* Kent Award underwritten by the Myra & Ron Kent Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Architecture students craft award-winning pieces using local wood
https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2020/11/02/students-winning-pieces-local-wood/#

Mid-Pacific robot project wins two major awards
https://www.midpac.edu/news/2020/11/mid-pacific-robot-wins-two-major-awards.php

Hawaii’s Woodshow website

 

An exciting component of Hawaii’s Woodshow is the Innovation + Imagination (I+I) Student Challenge, a division that was initiated in 2017 to introduce students to the diverse world of Hawai‘i woods.  Students are challenged to construct artwork using a mixture of donated Hawai‘i-grown wood and other materials of their choice.

The Student Challenge is coordinated by Steven Hill, IDSA, the 3DLab Director at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, School of Architecture.  The goal of the program is to expose students to a hands-on experience of design and production as well as familiarize them with the value of using locally sourced resources that will influence them in their future professions.

At the inaugural launch of I+I, 40 students participated from Moanalua High School and the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Department of Art and Art History and the School of Architecture.

For the 2018 I+I Student Challenge,  through donations from local wood suppliers, each student was provided with a similarly mixed bundle of locally-grown woods. Each student was challenged to construct a light sculpture.  Students from ‘Iolani School, Moanalua School, and both the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa School of Architecture and Department of Art and Art History participated in the Challenge.  This Challenge provided an opportunity for students to explore the process of working with Hawaii-grown woods. The student pieces were displayed at the Fishcake Gallery.

2018 I+I Challenge student Crysta Alcantar’s “Deeper” featured at Hawaii’s Woodshow.

Mahalo to 2020 I+I Student Challenge Sponsors

Forest Solutions, Inc.
Hawai‘i Wood Utilization Team
Paniolo Tonewoods
Mahalo to I+I In-kind Donors
Steven Hill, IDSA
C. Barton Potter
Hawai’i Wood Utilization Team (HWUT)
Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW)
Kamuela Hardwoods
JP Damon
Kawena Wise
Jorma Winkler, Winkler Woods
Craig Swedburg, Craig’s Creative Style

2019 I+I Student Challenge

2019 wood donations: Mango, Koa, Cuban Mahogany, Norfolk Pine or Eucalyptus, Ironwood, Monkeypod, and assorted pieces of other woods including Prima Vera and Camphor.

2019 I+I Brochure
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Mahalo to 2019 INNOVATION + IMAGINATION (I+I) Student Challenge Sponsors:
Hawai’i Tourism Authority Community Enrichment Program (CEP)
Paniolo Tonewoods
Forest Solutions

Mahalo to I+I In-kind Donors: Steven Hill; JP Damon; Kawena Wise; C. Barton Potter; Jorma Winkler, Winkler Woods; Craig Swedburg: Craig’s Creative Style

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