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Homecoming banner competition

Students invited to participate in UD Homecoming banner competition


8:33 a.m., Sept. 9, 2013--Students can showcase their University of Delaware spirit this Homecoming season by entering the annual Banner and Spirit Competition.

Any registered student organization, Greek Life chapter, athletics team or group of UD friends are eligible to enter their banner designs.

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The winners of the competition will be announced during the Homecoming Pep Rally at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, on the Laird Campus turf field.

Students must use the blank banners supplied by the Office of Alumni Relations, which can be picked up at the George Evans House (next to the Trabant University Center at Main Street and South College Avenue) during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All banners are due back to Alumni Relations by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, and will be hung in the Trabant University Center throughout Homecoming Week, Oct. 7-13. 

Three prizes will be awarded: 

  • First place: Winners will take the field during football pregame, get special front row seats in the student section and receive UD merchandise and a $100 gift certificate to Main Street. 
  • Second place: $100 gift certificate to Main Street and a framed certificate. 
  • Third place: $50 gift certificate to Main Street and a framed certificate.

Banner design criteria include originality and creativity, representation of the group, overall representation of UD, and use of UD colors (blue and yellow). Proper representation of YoUDee will also be considered. All banners must be horizontal.

For a full list of rules, visit this website.

Office of Alumni Relations

UD’s 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 the Alumni Relations website.

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