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DAAP Student Wins Bowties for Scholarships Design Contest

Winner Olivia Hiles will receive a $500 gift card to the UC Bookstore and special recognition.

Date: 4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Caitlin Whitehurst
Phone: (513) 556-4395

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We have a winner! Olivia Hiles, a student in the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, was selected as the winner of UC’s Bowties for Scholarships design contest by UC President Santa Ono and a panel of judges. Hiles’ design was selected from more than 90 entries. Hiles will receive a $500 gift card to the UC Bookstore and will be honored at a special luncheon in the fall of 2014. 
Winning Bowtie Design
The winning design by UC DAAP student Olivia Hiles.

"My design was inspired by the exterior of the Richard E. Lindner Athletic Center, an architectural staple of UC's campus," Hiles said about her submission, which features red and black triangles mirroring the windows of the athletic center.

Current UC students were challenged to create and enter a UC-inspired bowtie or scarf design into the Bowties for Scholarships contest which began on March 24 and ended April 7. The Bowties for Scholarships: Creating Possibilities campaign seeks to raise awareness and funds for unmet student need at UC. Hiles’ winning design will be produced as bowties and scarves and then sold to benefit the cause.

“We had so many wonderful submissions from our talented students, but in the end, it came down to Hiles’ creativity and execution,” said President Ono. “I can’t wait to proudly sport her bowtie design around campus!”

Bowties and scarves reflecting the winning design will be available for sale in the fall of 2014 at select locations on and around campus. Proceeds will benefit UC scholarships. For more information, please visit