Grad Cap Decorating Contest 2023

Enter the Saints Shop's Grad Cap decorating contest to show off your creativity and get a chance to win a bunch of awesome St. Scholastica swag!

This offer is open to all registered Spring 2023 CSS undergraduate and graduate students. All photo entries submitted become the property of The College of St. Scholastica. By participating in this contest, you grant CSS permission to use your entire submitted photo/design files and content for design, marketing, advertising, and communications purposes.

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 and photos containing any content that does not support the Benedictine Values of The College of St. Scholastica, including nudity, drugs, or alcohol, will not be considered.

The deadline for submission is 9:00 a.m. (CST) on Monday, May 1, 2023. Email with your best photo submission along with a short note about why you chose your design so we can include the comment with your photo.

All eligible entries will be uploaded to the Saints Shop's Facebook (@CSSSAINTSSHOP) and Instagram (css_saints_shop) pages on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at approximately 10:00 a.m. (CST), where the CSS community will then vote on entries. A vote consists of any reactions (“like", “love", “haha”, etc.). Voting runs from when the album is uploaded until Thursday, May 4, 2023, at noon CST.

The entrant with the most votes will be deemed the Grand Prize winner. The contest entrants with the 2nd and 3rd most votes will win prize packs. All of the winners will be selected and notified on Friday, May 5, 2023, and they have until Tuesday, May 9, 2023, to respond to the notification. In the event a winner does not respond by 11:59 p.m. (CST) Tuesday, May 9, 2023, the contest administrator will choose the next highest-voted entry to win.

 Grand Prize Winner: A Church Hill Classics St. Scholastica Diploma Frame and CSS Alumni swag, with an approximate retail value of $250. 

 Second Place Winner: A CSS prize pack with an approximate retail value of $150. Prizes may include (subject to availability) CSS Alumni apparel, CSS mug or Tumbler, CSS Executive Padfolio,  CSS Alumni license plate frame, and CSS Alumni Swag.

 Third Place Winner: A CSS prize pack with an approximate retail value of $100.00. Prizes may include (subject to availability): CSS Alumni Tee, CSS hat, CSS license plate frame, CSS mug or tumbler, CSS Alumni decal, and CSS Alumni Swag.

The College of St. Scholastica Saints Shop retains the right to hide or delete entries on the Saints Shop Facebook page if the 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 the Saints Shop’s sole discretion. Prize(s) may not be redeemed for cash.

Through your participation in this contest, you are providing your information to The College of St. Scholastica Saints Shop and not to Facebook. You acknowledge that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Information provided will not be retained, sold, or used in any way other than specifically set for in these rules.

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