Announcing June’s Design Challenge Themes

MAY 12, 2017 updated Jun 1, 2017

We’re packing our swimsuits, putting on the sunblock and saying Aloha to our friends in Hawaii for June’s weekly design challenges! Throughout the entire month, enjoy design themes inspired by the serene surroundings of our design challenge partners, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. We are beyond excited to announce that with the generous support of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, the grand prize winner of each design challenge throughout June will receive (2) five night stays (one for promotional use and one for vacation) at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort and $1,000 towards your airfare! That’s right: your design challenge entry could lead you to the beautiful white sand beaches of Waikiki, where your only worry will be deciding whether you enjoy your tiki drink with or without a paper umbrella.

Before you start packing, it’s time to start designing! Read on to learn all about our island inspired themes.

Rainbow Tower | Results Announced June 8

The iconic Rainbow Tower at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

A visit to Waikiki wouldn’t be complete without some fun in the sun! Find design inspiration by the beaches and lagoons surrounding the island and be sure not to miss the multi-colored mosaic panels that make up the iconic Rainbow Tower with the famous Diamond Head Crater. Don’t forget the surfboards, palm trees, and canoe rides to round out the best of what the Hilton Hawaiian Village has to offer!  Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.” Submissions close May 30, 2017 at 3 p.m. eastern daylight time. Voting begins June 1, 2017.  Get inspired with our Rainbow Tower Pinterest boardSee official rules.

Mid-Century Modern Hawaiian Village | Results Announced June 15

Years before the Rainbow Tower was built, tiki culture thrived at the resort. There were plenty of thatched roof guest rooms, pink catamarans, palm trees and Waikiki Beach to set the iconic scene. For this challenge, think Mad Men meets Mai Tai and take a retro approach on traditional Hawaiian symbolism to create a repeating pattern that would fit right in at the neighborhood tiki bar. Find more Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.”  Submissions close June 6, 2017 at 3 p.m. eastern daylight time. Voting begins June 8, 2017. Get inspired with our Mid-Century Mod Tiki Pinterest boardSee official rules

Blue Hawaii | Results Announced June 22

Famous Hilton Hawaiian Village cocktails

Harry Yee brought tiki-culture en vogue with his amazing original beverages crafted at The Hilton Hawaiian Village. Blue Hawaii, Tropical Itch, and the Scratch Me Lani are just a few of his famous libations. Capture the essence of this thirst quenching challenge with Hawaiian Village tiki cups and hollowed out pineapples, topped with an orchid garnish or a paper umbrella. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.”  Submissions close June 13, 2017 at 3 p.m. eastern daylight time. Voting begins June 15, 2017. Get inspired with our Blue Hawaii Pinterest board See official rules.

Friday Night Fireworks | Results Announced June 29

The Rainbow Tower and fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Fronting the Rainbow Tower, with the moon in the sky over Diamond Head, the ocean is ablaze with color every Friday night at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. Find design inspiration as you imagine yourself enjoying a tropical modern luau cuisine, sipping on a Mai Tai, and sitting back for a spectacular fireworks display as you close out June’s Hilton Hawaiian Village design challenge. Entries will be previewed at the fat quarter size: 21″ x 18.”  Submissions close June 20, 2017 at 3 p.m. eastern daylight time. Voting begins June 22, 2017.  Get inspired with our Friday Night Fireworks Pinterest boardSee official rules.

Need some more design inspiration? Be sure to visit the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Facebook and Instagram for breathtaking views and our curated design challenge Pinterest boards!

First Place

The 1st place winner, chosen from the top 25 by Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, will have their winning design manufactured as shirts for employees, shirts for sale in the gift shop, and assorted other sundries and accessories. Winners will receive 10% commission for each yard of fabric purchased to manufacture these items, along with a $200 Spoonflower credit. In addition, the grand prize winner will receive (2) 5-night stays at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort – (1) for promotional use (PR) and (1) for vacation. Spoonflower will award each grand prize winner $1,000 toward airfare for their PR stay.

Second Place

The 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Spoonflower credit.

Third Place

The 3rd place winner will receive a $50 Spoonflower credit.

The rest of the top 10

4th through 10th place winners will receive a $20 Spoondollar credit.

All of the top 25

Each of the top 25 entries, determined as set forth above, not receiving one of the foregoing prizes will be automatically proofed and made available for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace (approximately a $5 value) (the “Runner Up Prize”) if Winners are verified sellers.

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  • Sharon McKnight

    This is a wonderful prize indeed!! My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon ! Whoever the winner might be, your going to love it! Take in the flea market on Sunday, the yummy snowballs and the market place to buy treasures! This is a beautiful place to stay!!

  • Linda Jacobs Atamian

    Aloha! Just like Ciao–the only word that means “Hello!” and “Goodbye!”

  • Hi everyone! Spoonflower here. In all the excitement, we realized we needed to update some timeline and submission​ information​ errors that are in the fine print. The doc has now been updated with the following changes:

    ​The opening paragraph of Section 4: Timeline’s Summary of contest timeline has been amended to refer to the dates in the summary of contest timeline below. The dates on the summary have NOT changed, only the opening paragraph of that section.

    Section 5: How to enter a design in the competition has been updated from: “The contest is limited to one (1) design submission per person” to “The contest is limited to one (1) design submission per person per sub-theme.”

    Finally, also in Section 5, we’ve made it more clear what qualifies as a valid entry: “Designs must be original and cannot have been entered in previous Spoonflower contests and/or made public and/or made for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace.”

    These design challenges are in the spirit of encouraging new, original work, and we hope you have fun exploring a new theme!

    • When you say Finally, also in Section 5, we’ve made it more clear what qualifies as a valid entry: “Designs must be original and cannot have been entered in previous Spoonflower contests and/or made public and/or made for sale in the Spoonflower Marketplace.”

      You really need to clarify- I believe you mean to say that the designs can’t have been public/or set for sale at Spoonflower PRIOR to the contest being ANNOUNCED.

      If you make a design *After* the contest is announced, make it public, get it swatched and set it for sale before the contest voting begins, it’s still a new design not an old one. Unless I remember wrongly, you HAVE to make a design public in order to enter it, don’t you?

      • Thanks for the additional feedback! When you enter your design into a challenge, it will automatically be made public in the Marketplace.

        • Ok, I see the rules now say the design can’t have been made public/set for sale in the Spoonflower marketplace *prior to the announcement of the contest.*

          That works. I like to make my contest entries as soon as I can after the announcement, AND make them public while I still have a chance to correct any flaws people point out before the entries are frozen and can’t be changed.

  • Are there any non-sponsored contests planned for the near future?

    I really prefer them, even without the added incentive prizes, so I hope there will be some.

  • Hi,
    I was reading the contest rules for the Hilton Hawaii Resort contest and it says one design submission per person is allowed. Does this mean I can enter all four sub-themes or do I have to choose one theme and can only enter one design into that theme? Thank you for your time clarifying this for me.

    • We sincerely apologize for any confusion! We have updated the fine print to show that one entry is allowed per person per sub-theme. You can enter each week’s challenge if you’d like!