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Showcase Your Space Fall 2021

Do you have the coolest room on campus? Do you want to show it off with a professional photoshoot? Do you like prizes?


We are looking for the most creative and unique rooms on campus! Show off your inventive room organizing hacks and authentic style for a chance to win a college essentials prize pack!


How to Participate:

Step 1: Enter to win! Wednesday, August 18 to Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

  1. After you decorate your room, take photos to showcase your unique style.
  2. Apply online: DM us on Instagram or Twitter or submit an official contest entry form. Application closes Wednesday, September 8 at 11:59 p.m.  
  • If your roommates/suitemates are participating, make sure you have their Temple email addresses - you'll need it for the entry form
  • Only one entry per unit (meaning multiple bedrooms within one apartment or suite cannot separately apply and roommates who share a bedroom cannot separately apply)
  • Be sure to make a Google Drive folder with your Temple Email titled “Showcase Your Space 2021 Submission – First Name Last Name – Temple Email.” Use this folder and link to submit your photos. Ensure sharing settings allow for those with the link to view. 


Step 2: Finalists Selection & Photo Session

We will select the top 10 rooms to participate in a photo session the week of September 20, 2021. If you are selected, we will contact you via your Temple email on September 14, 2021 to schedule your session.


Step 3: Public Voting and Top 5 Rooms Selected

Temple Housing staff will select the top 5 rooms to participate in a public voting. Voting starts on Sept. 27 and ends on Sept 29, 2021. The top 3 rooms that win the public voting round will take home prize packs!


Step 4: Notification of Results

Keep an eye on your Temple email on October 1, 2021 for the winners to be announced.


What's the prize? College Essentials Pack

The top 3 rooms will each win a storage bin filled to the brim with items useful for any college living space; tide pods, Clorox wipes, lint roller, surge protector, highlighters, notebooks, and much more – this prize pack has everything you didn't know you needed for your on-campus space.


Judging Criteria & Tips

  1. We are looking for rooms that are true representation of how college students live - but keep it clean! You don't have to have fancy decor or the most expensive furnishings and art, we just want to see you express yourself in a way that shows your true, authentic self. This isn't a contest about who can buy to coolest stuff for their room!
  2. Make sure your room or suite is clean, beds are made, dirty dishes are gone, clutter picked up, laundry put away, etc.
  3. If you are in an apartment or suite, remember to clean your common areas (including bathroom) and if possible a little decor too!  
  4. We'd love to see how you've creatively organized everything to make the most of your space.
  5. All styles and personalities are encouraged to apply! 
  6. You may be immediately disqualified if any policy violations are evident so please be sure to review our policies and check with your RA.
  7. Click here to review our room decorating policy.