Lollipop Art Challenge

Welcome to the first ever Chupa Chups Lollipop Art Design Challenge! This challenge is open to all artists, artisans, designers, crafters, pastry chef’s…well it’s open to all!


 As part of this year’s ArtNight SpringHills Suites themed Luminous Passage event, we invited you to take part in a lollipop design competition, giving up-and-coming designers/artists a chance to showcase their skills, talents, and art.  The participating artists will show off their projects on November 13th as part of our Reception Event.


 Chupa Chups Lollipop Brief



Salvador Dali Made History
Excerpt from FastCompany Article: Dali's Real Masterpiece by Belinda Lanka

The Catalan lollipop made its first appearance in 1958, when the company founder Enric Bernat hatched the idea of placing a bonbon on a stick. He called the product "GOL," imagining the candy as a soccer ball and the open mouth a net. It didn’t go over well. So Bernat hired an ad agency that renamed his product "Chupa Chups" (from the Spanish chupar, meaning “to suck”). All that was left was the branding. In 1969, Bernat complained about what he had while having coffee with his artist friend--none other than Salvador Dalí.

According to lore, the painter went to work immediately, doodling for an hour on newspapers that were laying around. Dalí's version masterfully integrated the wordmark into the daisy design, and has hardly changed since.

To date, Chupa Chups are the #1 selling lollipops in 160 countries.

Why Chupa Chups Lollipop?
It is because of Chupa Chups connection to the trends, arts, music and fashion that ThinkArt! selected it as the lollipop to use, to complement ThinkArt!’s core mission of promoting arts & culture.


 We are proud to say, Chupa Chup USA will be our official sponsor of the Lollipop Art Design Challenge.  They have agreed to donate over 20,000 lollipops for this challenge.


 What does that mean?  It means, you provide the creative idea/design and we provide you the lollipops so that you can transform your design – on paper - into reality.






Lollipop Art Design Challenge!







Open Challenge - Let your creativity shine and create the design of your dreams! We are looking for the art works from a number of designers that embodied the Chupa Chups tagline: “Life Less Serious”.




Chupa Chups logo (designed by Salvador Dali) must be clearly defined, placed somewhere on the artwork. 


Exhibition Period:


The completed works of art will be on display for three months, from October - December, Reception Event will be on November 13, 2012 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at SpringHill Suites Las Vegas: 2989 Paradise Road.


What We Are Looking For?
The panel of judges will grade each entry based on creativity, execution and presentation. The judges will focus on the originality of your idea, the visible quality of your artwork and its construction and how well you present your work. The top five entries will be put up to a public vote, where people can vote for the art work/garment they think should win the Grand Prize, based on creativity and presentation. The two art works that earn the most votes will receive new scores from the judges, based on creativity (60%) and presentation (40%), with the top scorer out of the two receiving the Grand Prize.

It Starts with Chupa Chups lollipops!


Ready to start making your masterpiece? Send in your sketch and we will supply you with the lollipops.

Be a Self-Promoter!
If you're a finalist, harness the power of the interweb to get the word out about your work of art. During the voting period, share your art work's URL with anybody and everybody. Go ahead, be a little boastful - you worked hard on this!




• Open to all - could be individual or teams may enter.
• You must submit a sketch or photo of your design forapproval prior to the start of the challenge.
Completion Date – completed works must be submitted by November 3, 2012.  We encouraged early completion – offer more opportunity for votes.


Size Requirement – to be determined by the panel judge.


• Minimum 75% of the materials must be made from Chupa Chups lollipops


Chupa Chups logo must be clearly defined within the art work.


• Lollipops will be supplied to artist upon approval of design/concept sketch.

• NO eating of the lollipops!

Pen and Ink
Color Pencil
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)