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It's that time of year once again! Graduation is right around the corner and we want to see your decorated graduation caps. Enter the UC Davis Grad Cap contest to show off your creativity and get the chance to win a bunch of awesome Aggie swag!

CONTEST TIMING:

Entry Period: Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11:50 p.m.

Voting Period: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and ends on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Winner Announcement: Friday, December 20, 2019 on the UC Davis Facebook Page.

HOW TO ENTER:

Graduates get a photo during Biological Sciences graduation on June 16, 2017.

To enter, you must submit a photo of your unique UC Davis graduation cap design to socialmedia@ucdavis.edu using your ucdavis.edu email. Your entry must contain the following:

  • First and last name
  • Major OR program AND degree awarded
  • 280 character description of your graduation cap design
    • A clear, close-up photo of your decorated cap.
  • Photos must be JPG or PNG and titled “Last Name_First Name_GradCap”
  • Your email subject line must include your first and last name and “Fall 2019 Aggie Grad Cap Contest.”
    • E.g. “Jane Doe - Fall 2019 Aggie Grad Cap Contest”

Participants may enter one grad cap design. The design must be your original work and must not infringe upon the intellectual property, privacy, publicity rights, ownership or any other legal or moral rights of any third party. Grad cap designs, photos and videos containing any content that does not support the Principles of Community, including nudity, drugs, or alcohol, will not be considered.

Eligibility:

A graduate group stops for a photo in the Mondavi Center.

This offer is open to all registered UC Davis undergraduate, graduate, post-doc, or professional school students who are age 18 or older and who are graduating during the 2019 Fall Commencement on December 14, 2019. Employees of the UC Davis Strategic Communications Department and any and all other companies associated with the Contest (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household, are not eligible to participate. Eligibility rules are subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All entries submitted become the property of UC Davis. By participating in this contest, you grant UC Davis permission to use your entire submitted photo/video/design files and content for design, marketing, advertising, and communications purposes.

Odds of winning depend on number of entrants. Inquiries about contest odds, entrants, winners and other related matters may be directed to the Strategic Communications Office at socialmedia@ucdavis.edu. This information will remain available two years after the contest closes.

VOTING:

All eligible entries will be uploaded to an album on the UC Davis Facebook page on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (PDT), where the UC Davis Facebook community will vote on entries. A vote consists of any Facebook reactions (“like", “love", “haha”, “wow”, “sad “ and/or “angry”). Voting runs from when the album is uploaded on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, December 20, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) PST.

WINNER SELECTION:

Vote by liking your favorite design on the UC Davis Facebook page.

The entrant with the most votes will be deemed as the grand prize winner. The contest entrants with the 2nd and 3rd most votes will win prize packs, as described below. In addition, an “Editor’s Choice” 4th winner will be awarded at the discretion of the department. All of the winners will be selected and notified on Friday, December 20, 2019 and they have until Friday, December 27, 2019 to respond to the notification. In the event a winner does not respond by Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, the contest administrator will choose the next highest voted entry to win.

PRIZES:

  • Grand Prize Winner: A prize pack with an approximate retail value of $500.00. Prizes may include (subject to availability): $300 Amazon gift card, a Recent Grad Annual Alumni Membership from California Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA), UC Davis Alumni Apparel, Hydro Flask, UC Davis hat, UC Davis license plate, UC Davis mug, UC Davis sunglasses, UC Davis Alumni decal, exclusive UC Davis popsocket, and tote bag.

  • Second Place Winner: A prize pack with an approximate retail value of $300.00. Prizes may include (subject to availability): $200 Amazon gift card, UC Davis Alumni apparel, Hydro Flask, UC Davis license plate, UC Davis mug, UC Davis sunglasses, exclusive UC Davis popsocket, and tote bag

  • Third Place Winner: A prize pack with an approximate retail value of $200.00. Prizes may include (subject to availability): $100 Amazon gift card, UC Davis hat, UC Davis license plate, UC Davis mug, UC Davis Alumni decal, exclusive UC Davis popsocket, and tote bag.

  • "Editor's Choice" Winner: A prize pack with an approximate retail value of $300.00. Prizes may include (subject to availability): $100 Amazon gift card, UC Davis hat, UC Davis license plate, UC Davis mug, UC Davis Alumni decal, exclusive UC Davis popsocket, and tote bag.

UC Davis may cancel this contest in the event of technical problems or electronic attacks affecting the administration of the contest. Any contest entrant found to intentionally interfere with the operation of the contest, or whose designs are found not to be original, will be disqualified. By your participation in this contest, you agree to release UC Davis from any liability related to the contest or your participation in the contest.  UC Davis retains the right to hide or delete entries on the UC Davis Facebook page if content of the entry displays any illegal behavior, the consumption of any drugs or alcohol, is offensive or derogatory, or for any other reason at UC Davis’ sole discretion. UC Davis is not responsible for lost, damaged, delayed, or misdirected prizes. Prize(s) may not be redeemed for cash.

Through your participation in this contest you are providing your information to UC Davis and not to Facebook. You acknowledge that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By your participation in this Contest, you agree to release UC Davis and Facebook from any liability related to the contest.

Information provided will not be retained, sold, or used in any way other than specifically set for in these rules.