Sign contest begins as Compliance Hui ramps up for Healing Soles event

Three signs resting against the wall carrying the Healing Soles message about stepping up against sexual violence

Signs from the last Healing Soles event

The UH West Oʻahu Compliance Hui is holding a sign contest as part of its Healing Soles: Step Up Against Violence event scheduled for later this month.

Students, faculty, and staff are asked to create signs conveying a powerful message against sexual violence while also demonstrating a creative flair. Three prizes will be awarded in the Best Print/Physical Sign and Best Digital Sign categories along with a prize winner determined through a random drawing.

The Compliance Hui is putting out a call for signs as it gears up for the September 26 event that asks students, faculty and staff to demonstrate their stand against sexual violence. The campus-wide event will feature a talk by UH West Oʻahu Clinical Psychologist Dr. Steven Taketa and the sign contest. Additionally participants will march around campus and carry signs with powerful messages against sexual violence.

Digital design entries are due by Thursday, Sept. 20. The signs must be created at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and submitted as a pdf, jpg, or png to

Print signs must be completed on a 22-inch by 28-inch poster board. Free poster board will be available at the James & Abigail Campbell Library’s Reference Desk by participants in the contest. Completed entries can be turned in at the Reference Desk or brought to the Healing Soles event on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Image courtesy of UHWO Staff