Enter the Amazing Room Contest

Think you have one of the best rooms on campus? Enter the Amazing Room contest for your chance to win big prizes for the best room on campus. A finalist from each hall and one Living Learning Community will be entered for a grand prize of a $200 Amazon gift card for each resident.

Entries will be accepted starting August 31, 3018

Please note: Resident Assistants are not eligible to participate in the contest. However, we advise you to encourage the residents on your floor to submit for your chance to win prizes! 

Complete the entry form and submit 3-6 pictures of your room or apartment. If you have trouble with the entry form, you can also email uhd-marketing@uiowa.edu with the following:

  • Subject of the email must be "Amazing Room Contest."
  • Three to six pictures of your room, one including a shot of you (and your roommate/s).
  • Your name(s).
  • The name of your residence hall.
  • Short paragraph explaining what inspired the design of your room.
  • Entries will be accepted beginning August 31, 3018.
  • The submission deadline is September 14, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Central).
  • One finalist from each building will be contacted on September 21, 2018.
  • The Grand Prize Winning room from the 10 finalists will be selected and announced in October 2018.
  • All submissions will receive a coupon for each resident for a complimentary smoothie at Power Cafe.
  • Finalists: Finalists will receive a pizza party (3 pizzas feeding up to 12 people from Godfathers or Blacks Gold Grill) and a photo shoot of their room. 
  • Grand Prize Winner: $200 Amazon Gift Card for each resident of the room.
  • Runner Up Winner (Second Place): $50 Hawks Dollars for reach resident.
  • Resident Assistant Winner:  Resident Assistants who have the most residents on their floor submit an entry will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.
  • Late entries will be disqualified.
  • One room from each of the residence halls will be selected as finalists by UH&D based on cleanliness, creativity, best use of space and individuality.
  • If living in a double/triple/quad occupancy room or apartment, ALL roommates must agree to enter the contest.
  • Entries which display a violation of the University Housing & Dining (UH&D) residence hall policy / terms and conditions will be disqualified.
  • By entering the contest, participants agree to the use of his/her photographs and name to be used by UH&D in electronic and print publications.
  • Entries are restricted to University of Iowa students currently living in the University Residence Halls, with a contract in good standing.
  • Finalists will be contacted by UH&D about doing a brief professional photo shoot in their room for judging and promotional purposes.
  • The Grand Prize winning room will be selected from among the 10 finalists based on cleanliness, creativity, best use of space and individuality.
  • Facebook “likes” will not be factored into the selection of the Grand Prize winning room.
  • Grand Prize winners will need to complete paperwork to receive their prize and may need to report the prize on their 2018 tax forms.
  • Students that win the gift card, the gift amount will be reported to financial aid and could potentially impact financial aid.