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Room Decorating Contest Fall 2014

Do you have what it takes to claim the 1000 Diamond Dollars Grand Prize?  And become Temple-famous through a professional photoshoot?


We are looking for the most creative and decked out rooms on campus! There are countless ways to show us your individuality through your room decorating theme.  Maybe its your love of Philadelphia, your Temple pride, your Athletics spirit, or your unique interests! 

The first step is to register your room with us.  Log onto Housing on Demand and select the Room Decorating Contest Application.  Fill out the information including dates/times for the professional photography session should you become a finalist.


The DEADLINE to register is Friday, September 5th, 2014


Initial Photo Submission

After you have decorated your room, take photos that best display your creativity.  Include your friends having fun in your sweet space too! Send your five (5) best photos to roomdecoratingcontest@temple.edu.

We will be uploading everyone's five (5) photos to our Fall 2014 Room Decorating Contest Facebook Album.  Get everyone you know to "like" your photos.  Your photos will be identified by a number so make sure you communicate that to your fans.  When we choose the ten (10) finalists, the number "likes" each room recieves will be taken into consideration.

Get everyone you know to “like” your pictures on our Facebook Fan Page: Friday, September 5th through Friday, September 12th


Finalist Selection

We will select the top ten (10) rooms to participate in a photo session on Wednesday, September 17th, Thursday, September 18th, and Friday, September 19th.  If you are a selected finalist, we will schedule your session based on what availability you provided on your initial application. Photography Session is mandatory to be considered for the $1000 Diamond Dollars.


Grand Prize

The grand prize is 1000 Diamond Dollars to be split between participating roommates. Click this link to see all the vendors that accept Diamond Dollars.


Judging Criteria

When shooting your photographs to submit to the Housing department and in preparation for the official photography shoot in mid-September, students will be encouraged to invite roommates, friends, and residents nearby to capture the excitement of living in the residence halls. Strong consideration will also be given for the quality of decorations and how well rooms reflect the Temple campus, including but not limited to the Temple-Made campaign, Temple spirit, support of Temple Athletics, and Student Affairs.  Students might be immediately disqualified is any policy violations are evident so please be sure to review our policies and check with your RA.

Please call (215) 204-7184, pressing option #5 for more information.