#spubound Photo Contest for the 2021 Incoming Class

Get to know your SPU classmates on social media! Beginning June 28, we’ll launch a new photo theme every other week throughout the summer. Share your photos on Instagram or Twitter and later vote to help choose the winners!

#spubound

Best Grad Cap (#BestGradCap)

Submit Photos: June 28–July 4

Vote: July 6–11

Graduation is one of the most exciting parts of high school –– and it means being able to show off how you decorated your grad caps! The winner of this round will win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Best Pet (#BestPet)

Submit Photos: July 12–18

Vote: July 19–25

Who has the best pet of SPU’s incoming class of 2021? Share a photo of your furry companions! The winner of this round will win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Falcon Spirit (#FalconSpirit)

Submit Photos: July 26–August 1

Vote: August 16–22

Show off your SPU spirit… the more creative and fun, the better! Share a photo of you in SPU gear or colors! The winner of this round will win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Adventure (#Adventure)

Submit Photos: August 9–15

Vote: August 16–22

Where are you traveling this summer or what was the greatest adventure you've been on? Share a photo of you on your adventure! The winner of this round will win a $50 Amazon gift card.

I'm Ready SPU (#ImReadySPU)

Submit Photos: August 23–29

Vote: August 30–September 5

What is something you can't leave home without or what is something that has prepared you for college? The winner of this round will win a $50 Amazon gift card.

How to participate

You can share or DM (direct message) us your photo on Instagram and Twitter, but make sure to include the week’s theme hashtag to qualify. After each round, we’ll collect our favorite photos and publish an article showing the best photos from that category with a poll. Then it’s up to you to vote for your favorite! After a week, the polls will close and the photo with the most votes will win a $50 Amazon gift card. Only SPU's 2021 incoming class is eligible to win.

Prizes

After a week of voting, we’ll announce which photo received the most votes. The winner of each round will win a $50 Amazon gift card. There will be five winners total, and each person is only eligible to win one round. However, every time you participate in the contest by submitting your photo, you'll be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card at the end of the contest. So if you participate in all five rounds, your name will be entered five times into the raffle!

How to vote

After each round has finished, we'll publish an article showing the best photos from that category with a poll for you to vote for your favorite photo. If your photo is in the running, share it with your friends and family. Polls will close after one week. Anyone can vote!

Judging criteria

As you vote for your favorite photos each round, consider:

  • How well does this photo fit the theme?
  • Is the photo creative or unique?