#spubound Photo Contest for the 2019 Incoming Class

Get to know your SPU classmates on social media! Beginning June 17, we’ll launch a new photo theme each week throughout the summer. Share your photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, and later vote to help choose the winners!

3 girls take a selfie in front at Seattle Center
theme one


Submit Photos: June 17–23

Vote: June 24–30

Every year, graduating seniors tag us in photos of SPU-themed grad caps, and they're so fun to see. Show us your creative, colorful, unique, or inspiring graduation cap designs.

theme two


Submit Photos: July 1–7

Vote: July 8–14

Who has the best pet of SPU’s incoming class of 2019? That’s up to you.

theme three


Submit Photos: July 15–21

Vote: July 22–28

Show off your SPU spirit... the more creative and fun, the better!

theme four


Submit Photos: July 29–August 4

Vote: August 5–11

From baking with grandma to quality time with cousins... introduce us to your family!



Submit Photos: August 12–18

Vote: August 19–25

What can you spend hours doing and never get tired of doing it? What makes you come alive?

theme six


Submit Photos: August 26–Sept. 1

Vote: September 2–8

Exploring with friends, taking a family vacation... what adventures are you having this summer?



Submit Photos: September 9–15

Vote: September 16–22

Show us how you're preparing for moving in/the first day of school, the people you'll miss, or how excited you are for college through your best TikTok!

How to participate

You can enter on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, but make sure to use both the week’s theme hashtag and #spubound 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 wins a $25 Amazon gift card. Only SPU's 2019 incoming class is eligible to win.


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

amazon gift card and apple airpods

You could win an Amazon gift card or Apple Airpods!

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. 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 this photo good looking?
  • Does the caption add to the total viewing experience?