Do you want free housing next fall? If so, this contest is for you!
As Purdue University celebrates 150 years of “Giant Leaps” with its sesquicentennial celebration, University Residences wants to see the impact that living on campus has had on you. The #URLeapingForward contest invites residents to capture themselves or others showing leadership skills, development and other “Giant Leaps” they are taking in their University Residences experience and around campus. Posts can be funny, sentimental, artistic, or even something as simple as a selfie.
Post your interpretation of University Residences success on social media with the hashtag #URLeapingForward to enter the contest.
Need inspiration? Take a look at the winning video from a past University Residences contest. Nicholas Sabatini filmed “Shrevival” to show how to survive while living in Shreve Hall. He managed to set up camp, find a water source and go hunting throughout the video. Nicholas was awarded free housing for Fall 2016 semester for showcasing how he is successful on campus!
- An entry can be text, image, video, meme – anything on social media that includes the hashtag #URLeapingForward.
- You can post as many times as you want before the deadline of Feb. 28, 2019, by 5 p.m.
- You must be currently enrolled at Purdue and plan to live on campus next year. Only entries posted by students who have signed a housing contract for 2019-20 by the deadline (Feb. 28) are eligible to win prizes.
- Your legal name must be listed on your profile or included in your post. We have to know your name to give you a prize.
- Your post settings must be set to “public” or we can’t see it. We have to see it to award you a prize.
Entries will be judged by a team of administrators. Prizes will be awarded based on creativity and originality.
First Place: FREE HOUSING for the Fall 2019 semester (meal plan not included).
Second Place: FREE MEAL PLAN for the Fall 2019 semester (8-Meal plan: student can pay difference to upgrade plans).
Third Place: Dinner for two at the Sagamore Restaurant and two tickets to a Purdue Convocations event.
Res Life Staff Prize: The resident assistant with the highest number of quality posts from his or her floor will receive a pizza party for you and up to 12 friends, sponsored by Villa Pizza.
Senior Showcase Award: Will be awarded to the senior with the most creative post. Winner will receive a frame for their Purdue diploma.