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2021 Commencement Pride Photo Contest

The Ferris State University Commencement Pride Photo Contest is set to close the Spring 2021 semester ahead of virtual commencement. This contest is an opportunity for graduates to showcase their Ferris graduation pride in a variety of creative ways. Some may choose senior-type photos shot on campus in a cap and gown, a decorated cap or other ways to highlight graduation and demonstrate pride. This contest is open to all Spring 2021 graduating Ferris students. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entrants. The grand prize is a diploma frame.

Contest winners will be selected by a panel of judges and will receive a Ferris pullover and a second smaller prize. The winners will be notified by email used to submit their entry.

To enter, we ask that you:

  • Be creative in decorating your cap, or taking a creative pride-showing graduation photo for the Spring 2021 commencement ceremonies.
  • Successful entries should not include drugs, drug paraphernalia, or nudity. Such entries will be deemed inappropriate, and the entrant will be disqualified.
  • Entries can be submitted to the [email protected] email account. Anyone submitting a cap decorated photo should ensure that the cap and the person submitting the cap should be visible. A best practice is to take two photos (one with the entrant and the cap as well as one that clearly shows the cap). The following information should be included:
    • First and Last name
    • Degree earned
    • Hometown
    • A caption that describes your inspiration for your cap design.
  • You can email [email protected] to make arrangements to come to the office, Prakken Building 108, to have photos taken and to submit the appropriate information.

Please keep in mind photos submitted may be posted on official Ferris social media accounts in addition to other Ferris publications. Contestants are encouraged to be safe and responsible in creating their works of art. The official entrant/winner is the person who takes/submits the photo for the contest.

The Commencement Pride Photo Contest are encouraged to submit their entries as quickly as possible to be featured on Ferris social media accounts. The deadline for submission is Sunday, April 25, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.