Homecoming Campus Decorating Contest
Friday September 27, 2013
All Day, Various Locations Around Campus
Register now to participate in the Homecoming Campus Decorating Contest
What is Homecoming Campus Decorating Contest?
It’s an opportunity for your office or department to promote Redbird pride and show Homecoming spirit! The tradition of decorating the campus for Homecoming dates back to 1927 and was renewed by the Illinois State University Alumni Association as a way to “Spread the Red” across campus. All campus offices are eligible and encouraged to participate.
When should you decorate?
Decorations must be complete and ready for judging by 8 a.m. on Friday, September 27th. Contact will be made with entrants by Thursday, September 26th regarding the schedule for judging
How are entries judged?
Entries will be judged on several criteria that include the following:
- Use of the 2013 theme
- Use of school spirit
- Use of Illinois State University’s name and/or images
- Impact of the decorations all week, not just on day of judging
The Alumni Association Homecoming Committee will visit all entries on Friday, September 27, 2013. The decision of the judges is final.We will allow 30 entries to be judged. Hurry and get your application in to be part of the Campus Decorating Contest!
Do We Have to compete?
No, If you don’t wish to participate in the contest portion, but still wish to decorate, simply indicate this on the form below. It’s the school spirit and Redbird pride that’s most important after all!
What do you win?
First and second place prizes will be awarded traveling trophies and $50 or $25 respectively to two types of entries:
- Building/multi-office entries
- Single office/individual workspace entries.
Additionally, entrants from offices of all sizes will be eligible for special decorating awards:
- Best newcomer to the contest
- Most original use of the Homecoming theme
- Most humorous
- Best use of Reggie
All participants, whether entering just for fun or competition, will be recognized on IllinoisStateHomecoming.com.
We will not have the “text to vote” option this year.