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The 2012 UD Alumni Association President’s Choice Award went to Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown.

Homecoming 2013

Dare to Show More Spirit photo contest announced


2:44 p.m., Aug. 23, 2013--University of Delaware staff, faculty and students are encouraged to submit their creative, spirited photos to the Homecoming 2013 Dare to Show More Spirit Contest.

Now in its fourth year, the contest provides University colleges and departments a way to showcase their Blue Hen pride during Homecoming week. Departments with the most popular and most spirited photos will win prizes and bragging rights as UD’s most spirited groups.

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Participating groups can submit photos by posting them directly on the UD Alumni Relations Facebook page along with the name of the department. Departments may post photos between Oct. 4-10. The photo with the most “likes” by 4 p.m., Oct. 10, will be the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

In addition, UD Alumni Association President Ken Jones, Class of 1980, will choose the recipient of the UDAA President’s Choice Award and present a trophy to the winning department.

Use of Photoshop is permitted; however, departments are reminded to keep submissions tasteful. Those without a camera may book a photographer through the Office of Communications and Marketing. For more information about UD Photographic Services, visit OCM Photo Services.

Winners will be announced on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Pep Rally on Laird Campus, which starts at 4:30 p.m. For more information about the Pep Rally, visit

Last year's winners 

The 2012 UD Alumni Association President’s Choice Award went to Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown. As winners they received the Blue Cup trophy to display in the office until this year’s winners are chosen. 

The People’s Choice Award, determined by online voting, was awarded to the UD Honors Program.

Alumni Relations extends special thanks to last year's participants: Residence Life, Facilities and Services: Maintenance and Operations Team Spirit, History Media Center, Football Athletic Training, Reunion Volunteers at Orientation, Honors Program, UDAA, Lerner College of Business & Economics, University Student Centers, Student Financial Services, Disaster Research Center, Student Health Services, Office of Communications & Marketing, Research Office, Agriculture - Carvel Research & Education Center in Georgetown, Conference Services, University Development, Environmental Health and Safety, College of Arts and Sciences

Previous winners

2011: UDAA President’s Choice, Student Financial Services; People’s Choice,  Disaster Research Center

2010: People’s Choice, Honors Program; no UDAA President’s Choice

Office of Alumni Relations

The University Of Delaware Office Of Alumni Relations promotes a lifelong relationship between the University and more than 160,000 living alumni, all of whom are members of the UD Alumni Association, by providing programs, events and awards for alumni and students, maintaining traditions and fostering Blue Hen pride. For more information, visit

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