The East Hawaiʻi Drug-Free Coalition (Coalition) recently held a youth logo contest to create the Coalition’s first-ever logo.  The contest was open to all middle and high school students in the East Hawai‘i area, and the goal was to engage youth in branding the new Coalition. Numerous entries were submitted, and the finalists were invited to a coalition meeting to present their logos and the meanings behind their designs.  Despite the challenge of picking just one, coalition members cast their votes and a decision was made: We are proud to announce Anuhea from Hilo Intermediate School as the winner!

Anuhea described how the elements in her logo represent the significance of the Coalition’s work: “The wave resembles the East Hawaiʻi Drug-Free Coalition and the droplets represent the different parts of the community. Together the community and the coalition can ride the wave and stop underage drinking.”


Congratulations Anuhea on the beautiful design that is now the East Hawaiʻi Drug-Free Coalition’s official logo. We love to see youth getting involved and driving change in their communities.  The Coalition is excited to utilize the new logo to create branding and outreach materials that will raise awareness about substance use issues and the Coalition within the East Hawai‘i area.

Connect with us on Instagram & Facebook @easthawaiidrugfreecoalition, or contact Jade Iokepa ( for more information on how to get involved in the Coalition.