Our 10th 5-O Design Competition

It’s hard to believe, but 5-O achieves a proud milestone in 2017. This year we marked our 10th competition and show. Over these years, the 5-O has come to represent the standard for graphic design in Hawaii, and to encourage local organizations to keep business here in Hawaii with the talented local designers, who share their deep and innate understanding of Hawaii’s natural, cultural and economic landscape.

Let’s take a look back at all of the 5-O shows that came before:

1. 2001
Honolulu Convention Center
Judges: Marc English, Robert Louey, Terry Marks, Bennett Peji
2. 2002
Honolulu Convention Center
Judges: Scott Geiger, Brooke Mackay, Clement Mok, Jennifer Morla
3. 2003
Honolulu Convention Center
Judges: Dana Arnett, Petrula Vrontikis, Margaret Youngblood
4. 2005
Paliku Theatre, WCC
Judges: Kit Heinrichs, Noreen Morioka, Ann Willoughby
5. 2007 See photos
Honolulu Design Center
Judges: Michael Osborne, Clifford Stoltz, Steve Tolleson
6. 2009  See photos
Pauahi Tower
Judges: Joshua Chen, Alan Dye, Robynne Raye
7. 2011  See photos
Bishop Museum
Judges: Sean Adams, Lucille Tenazas, Christopher Simmons
8. 2013  See photos
Battleship Missouri
Judges: Joseph Duffy, Josh Kenyon, Alissa Walker See photos
9. 2015  See photos
Pacific Club of Honolulu
Judges: Kelli Anderson, Peter Markatos, Jay Fletcher
10. 2017  See photos!
Prince Waikiki
 Judges: Mike Peng, Joel Beukelman, Dara Weinberg


This year we named the 50 best design projects in Hawaii today. They join all the 5-O winners that came before to reach a grand total of 500 winners since the inaugural 5-O was held in 2001. Take a look at the winning work!



By aigahonolulu
Published October 25, 2017
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