Hawaii-themed Travel Writing Contest
WIN a 5-night stay on Hawaii Island with
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa!
Sorry you missed this contest. Check out our annual WanderWomen Write Travel Writing Contest which runs until December 31, 2012
We’re hosting a very special themed travel writing contest (sponsored by the Big Island Visitors Bureau) between August 1 and September 14, 2012. Submit your Hawaii-themed story and you’ll have a chance to win a 5-night stay at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in an oceanview room on Hawaii Island! The story must either that takes place in Hawaii or is about Hawaii (any island), just make sure it fits in 1 of the 3 categories (Earth, Sea or Sky). Each category winner will receive their choice of La Paz Sandals from KEEN.
- Grand Prize – 5 nights at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Hawaii Island. Package includes: 2 Lava Flow cocktails, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ranger-led group hike, parking at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 1 dinner with a volcano-inspired dessert at Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge, Ocean Sports Black Sand Snorkel Sailing trip and a 2012 Hawaii Volcanoes America the Beautiful souvenir coin. Car rental voucher also provided. (See full description for details. Approximate value: $3,282)
- 3 Best in Category prizes will also be awarded. These winners will each receive a pair of La Paz sandals. (Choose your own style, size and color. Approximate value: $60 – $70)
How to enter
- Write a non-fiction travel story based on one (or more) of your favorite Hawaiian islands. The story can take place on an island or be about the island. (And, yes, you can enter more than once!) Make sure your story fits one category: Earth, Sea or Sky.
- Submit your travel story before 11:59 p.m., September 14, 2012
The Grand Prize winner may invite a friend on this 5-night getaway to Hawaii Island, sponsored by Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Read more about this trip for 2.
About Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is located on 15 oceanfront acres overlooking ‘Anaeho’omalu Bay and just 18 miles north of the Kona International Airport at Keahole. Offering 555 contemporary guest rooms, suites and cabanas with private lanai (balcony) and spectacular views, the world-class resort includes the 5,750 square-foot world-renowned Mandara Spa and 24-hour fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment from cardio to free weights, Hawaii Calls Restaurant & Lounge featuring seed-to-table dining and an outdoor lanai with ocean views, three pools including the Infinity pool with lava pots, and energizing Sunset Luau. Guests can also enjoy the nearby Waikoloa Golf Club offering 36 holes of championship golf and shops, restaurants and boutiques at The Kings’ Shops and the newly-opened Queens’ MarketPlace.
About Hawaii Island
Hawaii Island isn’t just big, it’s still growing. The Island of Hawaii is the youngest island in the Hawaiian chain and is also by far the biggest, providing a vast canvas of environments to discover a variety of unrivaled natural wonders. This is the home of one of the world’s most active volcanoes (Kilauea), the tallest sea mountain in the world at more than 33,000 feet (Maunakea), the most massive mountain in the world (Maunaloa) and the largest park in the state (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park). All but two of the world’s climate zones generate everything from lush rain forests to volcanic deserts, snow-capped mountaintops to beautiful black sand beaches. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a journey off the beaten path, you’ll discover it all on Hawaii, the Big Island. Get inspired now by visiting Hawaii Island’s website or following on Facebook or on Twitter.
KEEN manufactures hybrid outdoor and casual products, including footwear, bags and socks. Founded in 2003 with the launch of the Newport sandal known for its patented toe protection technology, KEEN creates innovative and comfortable products that transition seamlessly from work to play, and enables people to pursue a Hybrid lifestyle: Create, Play, and Care. Find out more on the KEEN footwear website and follow them on Twitter.
Tell Your Friends!
Forward this page to other established or aspiring travel writers with a passion for Hawaii and let them know about this opportunity to enter for their chance to win a 5-night stay on Hawaii Island.