Residential Living - Housing Contest

Social Media Contest: #stayoncampus

 

stayoncampus

The #stayoncampus social media contest has ended. Thanks to all who participated! Check back with us on future contests!

We are searching for the best reasons why a West Texas A&M student should #stayoncampus!  And who better to tell us than a WT student?!

Submit your top reasons for staying on campus and you could win big!  We are offering ten (10) $50 VISA Gift Cards to our winners!  You could buy school supplies, clothes, food, concert tickets, or gas for your trip home!  If you submit one of the winning reasons, you will win one of the $50 gift cards.  If you submit five of the winning reasons, you will win five of the $50 gift cards…totaling $250.  If you submit ten top reasons and all are selected as the winners, you will win all of the $50 gift cards…for a total prize of $500!!!  Winning never sounded so easy!!! 

Please read the following instructions and the full rules before posting.  After reading, if you still have questions, you may contact us.


Instructions: How to Submit Your Entry

Here are the instructions on how to place a submission:

  • As soon as you are admitted to WTAMU! Hall/room assignments are made in date order of application completion date. Learn more about the application process at wtamu.edu/apply-for-housing.
  • Go to either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and “Like” or “Follow” us @wtresliving !
  • Submit your top reasons for why a WT student should #stayoncampus :
    • Facebook:  post your reason on your timeline, tagging @wtamu office of residential living (be sure to select Facebook's recommended tag for Residential Living); don't forget to use our hashtag:  #stayoncampus
    • Twitter:  post a tweet mentioning @wtresliving AND using our hashtag:  #stayoncampus
    • Instagram:   post your reason on your timeline, tagging @wtresliving AND using our hashtag:  #stayoncampus
  • You may submit more than one reason as long as each reason is different from your other submissions and are posted as separate posts (two entries = 2 timeline posts).
  • Submissions should contain no more than 200 characters.
  • If several submissions are similar in nature and selected as a winner, the one submitted first will receive the prize.
  • All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59pm (CST) on Thursday, March 22, 2018.
  • Winners will receive one $50.00 VISA Gift Card per winning submission, as well as a poster with their winning submission.

Voting & Winner Selection

Winners will be selected by a two-step selection process.  This is how voting will work to select our winners:

  1. Voting on your submission will be based on the number of unique LIKES for your original submission.  So, tell your friends, family, classmates, professors, etc. to LIKE your submission! 
  2. The TOP 50 submissions with the most LIKES will then be advanced as finalists.  Our finalists will be voted on by our contest judges, who will select the TOP 10 winners.

Use of Photos & Videos

Can I use photos or videos to make my submission stand out?

  • We encourage you to use your creativity!  If you want to post an appropriate photo or video that reflects your top reason to #stayoncampus, we definitely encourage you to do so!  This may also help increase the visibility of your submission and thereby increase your number of LIKES. 

Contest Rules & Regulations

Be sure to read the full Contest Rules & Regulations:

  1. The contest is open to any current student, including student staff, of West Texas A&M University who has lived on-campus in a residence hall for any length of time.
  2. Winning submissions will be used in our #stayoncampus campaign.  Winners will receive one $50.00 VISA Gift Card per winning submission, as well as a poster with their submission for the campaign.
  3. If several submissions are similar in nature and selected as a winner, the one submitted first will receive the prize. 
  4. The winner(s) must be able to prove his/her identity and agrees to allow the Office of Residential Living to use their name, likeness, and winning submission on all their social media platforms, website, or any other media used to promote the contest and its winners. A photograph of each winner will be taken to post on our social media platforms.
  5. Communication to winners will be conducted through each respective social media platform; it is recommended that participants modify their social media settings to ensure they receive communication from the Office of Residential Living.  Upon notification from the Office of Residential Living, the winner will have 72 hours to follow the instructions to claim their prize; if the prize is not claimed in that 72 hour period, it will be assumed that the original winner has forfeited their prize and withdrawn their name from the contest, and a new winner will be selected.
  6. Any submissions that are not related to the topic or that engage in obscene, racist, violent, sexual, or defamatory content will automatically be disqualified and immediately removed and/or flagged for removal for each respective social media platform.  Anyone engaging in such behavior may also be blocked/removed from Residential Living social media and/or reported to each respective social media platform, and could face disciplinary action from the University.
  7. All submissions become the property of the Office of Residential Living at West Texas A&M University and may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.
  8. The creator of the winning submission(s) grant exclusive rights to WTAMU’s Office of Residential Living to use their submissions in any desired way.  All winners must be able to visit the WTAMU Residential Living Office in Canyon, Texas to accept and complete any paperwork associated with the prize; prizes will not be mailed.
  9. If any of the submissions are considered unsatisfactory, the Office of Residential Living is free to not choose a winner and will not be obliged to use any of the submissions.
  10. It is the sole responsibility of each participant to ensure that their submission does not infringe copyright, privacy rights, regulations, orders, or directions of any third party.  West Texas A&M University and the Office of Residential Living assumes that the participants own the copyright and if claims or legal proceedings are brought against West Texas A&M University or any of their representatives as a result a copyright infringement, the participant will be held responsible and will fully indemnify West Texas A&M University and any other affected parties and cover any legal fees that may arise as a result.
  11. All entries must be submitted no later than 11:59pm (CST) on Thursday, March 22, 2018.