Faculty & Staff Office Decorating Contest
Dates: October 19-24
Theme: Here & There, Mocs Are Everywhere
Office/Department: the space that will be decorated and judged is used by multiple staff members; this can include a common lobby space, hallway, etc.
Individual: the office/cubicle space that will be decorated and judged is used/occupied by a single staff member; individuals can decorate their door or inside their individual office space
Residence Hall Lobby:the space being decorated is the lobby or a common space as identified by the Resident Director within an on-campus residence hall
Registration for departments and individuals to sign up to participate in the 2020 Office Decorating Competition will open on Wednesday, October 8 at 8 a.m. and will close on Tuesday, October 13 at 11:59pm. Click here to register: https://mocsyncorgs.utc.edu/submitter/form/start/446793
Decorating can begin once registration is complete and must be completed by noon on Tuesday, October 20.
- Departments and individuals should practice social distancing and follow all University policies and procedures related to COVID-19 when decorating their space
Supplies will NOT be provided.
When using lights, do not string lights or extension cords underneath your windows or doors. Use the exterior outlets and be sure the lights you are using are UL Rated for exterior use.
Do not string lights across where people walk; this could create a tripping hazard.
Do not cover your office door numbers.
Do not place decorations around lights.
Decorations cannot restrict the view of any Exit signs
Decorations cannot restrict the movement through hallways, entrances and exits of the office/building.
All decorations should be discarded promptly following Homecoming Week. Homecoming Week ends on Saturday, September 28.
All decorations must be appropriate and in good taste
Judging will take place on Wednesday, October 21, through video submissions. Registered participants will be required to submit their video for judging no later than noon on Tuesday, October 20. Videos should be no longer than 1 minute and should capture as much of the decorated space as possible. Decorations will be judged on the following:
- Use of blue and gold colors
- Use of the university logo and/or name
Student judges will select the top 3 submissions. The winner will be determined by a vote on social media on the @utchomecoming Instagram page.
Announcement of Winners:
Winners of each category will be announced on Friday, October 23, through the @utc_engage
and @utchomecoming Instagram profiles.
If you have any questions, please email Aali Yarbrough, Paint the Campus Blue and Gold Coordinator for the 2020 Homecoming Student Steering Committee, at email@example.com or Taylor Asgard, Coordinator for Student Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.