Trick Out Your Tassel Contest

The Office of Alumni Engagement is excited to launch the Trick Out Your Tassel Contest in honor of the Class of 2021! 

Ready for a little friendly competition?

Need a little inspiration? Check our the amazing winners from last year's contest.

On this page:

Trick Out Your Tassel

2021 Contest Categories

Showcase your talent and UB pride in one of the following categories:

  • Most Creative
  • Most Inspiring
  • Best Display of UB Spirit
  • Most Humorous
  • Best in Show
2021 Dates

Contest: 4/26 - 5/10

Winners announced: 5/14


Each category winner will receive a $50 Alumni Prize Pack (subject to availability) that includes UB- or UB Alumni-branded apparel, hat, mug, license plate holder, decal, PopSocket and/or various other swag. Each category runner-up will receive a $25 Alumni Prize Pack.

  • Best in Show Winner will receive a $50 Alumni Prize Pack, including a UB diploma frame from Church Hill Classics, with an approximate retail value of $200.
  • Best in Show Runner-Up: will receive a $25 Alumni Prize Pack, including a UB diploma frame from Church Hill Classics, with an approximate retail value of $175.

... and bragging rights!

  • Entries may be featured on UB social media during the contest and on the day of your commencement ceremony.
  • A gallery of winning entries will be featured on this website.

What you’ll need

  • A piece of paper, cardboard or other material with square dimensions no larger than 12-by-12 inches. (See DIY instructions.)
  • Creative materials for decoration (e.g., colored pencils, markers, highlighters, stickers, small printed images or other physical materials). Entries must be handcrafted. 
  • Please note: Entirely computer-designed images will not be eligible.

All eligible entries will be voted on by the Office of Alumni Engagement and volunteers from the Young Alumni and Future Alumni Leadership Councils. 

Contest Submission Form

Contact Information

For submissions featured on web and social media.
For prize delivery.

How to Contact me After I Graduate*

* Used by the Office of Alumni Engagement if your UB contact information changes after graduation.

Do not include parentheses, hyphens or periods (e.g., 5551234567).

Graduation Information

Recognition Ceremony
Recognition Ceremony
Indicate participation in recognition ceremonies

About My Creative Cap

In 150 characters or less, describe your cap, such as materials or themes.

Upload a clear, overhead, close-up photo of your decorated cap.

  • File name: “Last Name_First Name_GradCap”
  • File type: JPG or PNG only
  • File size: under 15 MB (If you exceed the size limit, the form will not submit properly.)

Social Media

Share your details - so we can tag you if we use your submission.

Release Statement
Release Statement

Questions? Need help?

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