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Annual grad cap contest underway

TAMPA, Fla. -- The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences is sponsoring its traditional Grad Cap Contest on its social media platforms. Graduates must upload photos of their decorated caps to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook by 11:59 p.m. on May 8 to be eligible for the contest.

The College of Arts and Sciences wants to see the creativity and school pride of all USF Bulls graduating on May 5 and 6, 2017. All submissions will be equally considered and prizes will be awarded to the top five caps.

To enter the contest, graduates must follow @USFCollege on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Graduates can upload a picture of their decorated cap to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and be sure to tag the college @USFCollege and use hashtag #USFGRAD2017. Post submissions by May 8, 2017.

Five superlatives will be awarded to the most creative graduation caps. These award categories will include the grand prize winner, most spirited cap, best quote cap, funniest cap and most heartwarming cap. The winners will receive a variety of prizes, featuring a Rocky bobblehead, USF Pillow, posters and many other USF spirit items.

Ten finalists will be chosen for the grand prize category and the winner will be selected through fan voting on the College of Arts and Sciences Facebook ( ) page. Fan voting for the grand prize winner will close on May 15.

The grad cap winners for all categories will be announced on the USF College of Arts and Sciences Facebook and Instagram pages by May 16.

The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 49,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is ranked in the Top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2016, the Florida Legislature designated USF as “Emerging Preeminent,” placing USF in an elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.


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