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University Communications and Marketing

Anibal House
630 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3184
social@oakland.edu

University Communications and Marketing

Anibal House
630 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3184
social@oakland.edu

grizzly bear statue covered in snow in the winter, statue in the foreground and snow covered trees in the background

Winter Photo Contest

Your car is covered in snow and you're late for class, you've convinced yourself that you really could survive on a caribbean island even if that means giving up everything you own. But then you see the silver lining – the way the winter moon makes campus glow at night, a fresh blanket of snow over Bear Lake, a warm coffee and your favorite Netflix series, and another semester almost in the books! What gets you through winter at OU? We want you to show us!

Share your favorite photos (that you took) of winter at Oakland University for a chance to be featured on OU's social media channels and to win an OU swag pack! 

How to submit: 

Email social@oakland.edu with the following:

  • 1 photo (that you took) that shows OU in the winter 
  • 1 short caption for the photo (we may edit them)
  • Full name, major, class standing
  • Instagram and Twitter handles (so we can give you credit!)


We'll share, you share!

Your submission will be posted to the OU Facebook page. Select images will be shared on OU's Twitter (@oaklandu) and Instagram (@oaklandu) for cross-promotion of the contest. When you see your photo, feel free to share it and encourage your friends to like and share it, also.


Winners:

Two winners will be selected by OU's social media team based on photo quality, composition, originality, and how you incorporate OU (please don't use the logo!) We'll also give special consideration to photos that get the most attention on social media – so encourage your family and friends to like and share your photo!

Prize: Two winners will receive OU swag packs that can be picked up from the social media office in Anibal house.

*Financial Aid implications may apply. You are required to claim prize values, which may impact your Financial Aid award. Consult with a Student Financial Services adviser for more information.


Now, for the nitty gritty – rules:

  • Photo must be taken in winter 2018.
  • Must be a currently enrolled Oakland University student.
  • You must own the copyrights to the image submissions (the photo was taken by you and is not for any other purpose or publication). 
  • OU’s social media team reserves the right to exclude any images that are inappropriate, off topic, do not meet the specifications above, or are low resolution.
  • People in the photos must be aware, and consent to, having their image submitted for publication.  
  • Images submitted for social media contests may be used in future publications with or without photo credit, depending on the use.