President’s Holiday Celebration

Friday, December 18, 2020

4pm – 5pm

Celebration Link: MS TEAMS Live 

For all inquiries, please contact Lee Brian Reba at LBReba@udc.edu


CREATIVE HOLIDAY BACKGROUND CONTEST

MS TEAMS : Zoom : Cisco WebEx has become an increasingly useful tool among University of the District of Columbia faculty and staff as many have transitioned from in-person meetings and lectures to daily video calls, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than with a creative holiday background contest!  A creative holiday background contest is the perfect backdrop (no pun intended) to the President’s Virtual Holiday Celebration.


RULES:

Share your most creative holiday background for a chance to win one of three prizes.

  • You must be in the background image
  • Background image must be an original—a photograph you have personally taken or an image you have created
  • Do not upload an image with a minor whose face is recognizable; for their protection, we will not use the photo and you will be automatically disqualified

VOTING CRITERIA:

Contestants will be judged by their peers based on 5 criteria:

  • Visual impact
  • Originality
  • Effort
  • Quality, and
  • Festive presentation

PRIZES:

Prizes will be awarded for 1st : 2nd : and 3rd place.

1st Prize – FREE parking for the Fall Semester 21’

2nd Prize – Special UDC Swag Box

3rd Prize – Special UDC Swag Box

 

UGLIEST HOLIDAY SWEATER CONTEST

An ugly sweater is the centerpiece for any holiday celebration, and the most important part of the President’s Virtual Holiday Celebration is finding the most outrageous sweater.

You may browse thrift stores, or you can search online for the perfect sweater.  If you do not want to buy a sweater, then you can hand-make an outfit.  There is no need to crochet a sweater from scratch unless you are willing to do so and are a very quick knitter.  You can sew fun patches or glue felt onto a basic sweatshirt, and/or you may drape yourself in Christmas lights, garland, or dozens of bows.

RULES:

Share your ugliest holiday sweater for a chance to win one of three prizes.

  • Time and imagination are your only limits
  • You must be in the image
  • Background image must be an original—a photograph you have personally taken or an image you have created
  • Do not upload an image with a minor whose face is recognizable; for their protection, we will not use the photo and you will be automatically disqualified

VOTING CRITERIA:

Contestants will be judged by their peers based on 5 criteria:

  • Visual impact
  • Originality
  • Effort
  • Quality, and
  • Festive presentation

PRIZES:

Prizes will be awarded for 1st : 2nd : and 3rd place.

1st Prize – FREE parking for the Fall Semester 21’

2nd Prize – Special UDC Swag Box

3rd Prize – Special UDC Swag Box

UDC Youtube Holiday Playlist

Click here to listen.

President's Holiday Celebration 2020