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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: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT).

Voting Period: Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5 p.m. and ends on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT).

Winner Announcement: On or near Friday, December 21, 2018 on the UC Davis Facebook page.

HOW TO ENTER:

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

To enter, the entrant must submit a clear photo of their UC Davis unique graduation cap design through their ucdavis.edu email. Send an email to socialmedia@ucdavis.edu containing the following:

  • First and last name
  • Your major
  • A 280-character description of your grad cap design
  • A clear, close-up photo of your decorated cap.
  • Your email subject line must include your first and last name and "Fall 2018 Aggie Grad Cap Contest."
    • E.g. "Jane Doe - Fall 2018 Aggie Grad Cap Contest"

Participants may enter up to one grad cap design. The design must be the original work of the entrant and does not infringe the intellectual property, 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 or post-doc students who are age 18 or older and who are graduating during the 2018 Fall Commencement. 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 Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5 p.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 Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5 p.m. (PDT) and ends on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT).

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. Winners will be selected and notified on or near December 21, 2018. Winners will be notified through their UC Davis email and will have until Thursday, January 3, 2019 to respond to the notification. In the event that a winner does not respond by Thursday, January 3, 2019, the contest administrator will choose the next highest voted entry to win.

PRIZES:

  1. Grand Prize Winner: $250 Amazon gift card, a Recent Grad Annual Alumni Membership from California Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) (if already purchased a year, CAAA will extend your membership for an additional year), Hydro Flask, UC Davis alumni license plate frame, UC Davis alumni coffee mug, UC Davis alumni car decal, UC Davis hat, UC Davis alumni sweatshirt, UC Davis beanie, UC Davis socks.  Approximate retail value for prize pack is $500.
  2. Second Place Winner: $150 Amazon gift card, Hydro Flask, UC Davis alumni license plate frame, UC Davis alumni coffee mug, UC Davis alumni car decal, UC Davis crewneck, UC Davis beanie, and UC Davis socks. Approximate retail value for prize pack is $300.00
  3. Third Place Winner: $75 Amazon gift card, UC Davis alumni license plate frame, UC Davis alumni coffee mug, UC Davis alumni car decal, UC Davis alumni T-shirt, UC Davis beanie, and UC Davis socks. Approximate retail value for prize pack is $200.

UC Davis may cancel this contest in the event of technical problems or electronics 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 hid 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.

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