Campus Cribs Contest

Contest Update: 

Congratulations to all of the 2016 Campus Cribs Contest Grand Prize Winners

Each Grand Prize winner will receive a $1,000 Housing Scholarship, applicable toward their Spring On Campus Housing bill, and priority room selection on campus in the highly competitive 2017/2018 Return to Campus Living campaign that begins in February.

Thank you to all the on campus residents that participated in this year’s Campus Cribs Contest! We look forward to hosting this event again next Fall.

Housing and Residence Life is pleased to announce the 2016 Campus Cribs Contest for all current residents of University Housing. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of:

  • Best Tower/Traditional-Style Room
  • Best Suite
  • Best Apartment
  • Best Greek Village Room

Enter now through September 15! ALL participants of the contest will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win an iPad Mini, Niner Spirit Pack or $100 Target gift card, regardless of whether or not they are selected as a finalist or grand prize winner.

Grand prizes in each category will receive a $1,000 Housing Scholarship, applicable to your Spring Housing bill AND priority pre-lottery room selection on campus in the highly competitive 2017/2018 Return to Campus Living campaign that begins in February. All residents listed as participants in the entry form will be eligible to win the prizes listed. (The grand prize will be split between multiple participants listed on the entry form for a single submission).

Finalists will be selected by a panel of Housing and Residence Life employees based on cleanliness, creativity and space utilization. Finalists will be notified of their status on September 16, and will then be required to schedule a professional photo shoot of their space with Housing Marketing staff, September 19-20. This will be no more than a half hour time commitment.

Finalists’ professional photos will be posted on the UNC Charlotte Housing and Residence Life Facebook page on September 23, in an album for public voting. Photo LIKES will be tallied and weighted as one of four final judges. Judges will include a representative from RSA and two Housing staff representatives, who will make their final judgment from the professional photos. Facebook voting will end at 11:59 PM on September 27.

Winners will be announced on October 1 at the 6:00 PM Football game vs. ODU. Photos of the winning rooms will be displayed on the scoreboard during the announcement. Following, all winners will be listed on the Housing and Residence Life website and on social media.

  • Submissions due via online entry by September 15
  • Finalists will be notified via email on September 16
  • Photoshoot with Housing Marketing staff will take place September 19-20, based on your schedule and availability
  • Finalists’ photos will be uploaded to Facebook for public voting September 23-27
  • Drawing Winner #1 announced via social media on September 28
  • Drawing Winner #2 announced via social media on September 29
  • Drawing Winner #3 announced via social media on September 30
  • Announcement of winners at the Football game on Saturday, October 1
  • Housing staff will email Grand Prize winners with details about claiming the prize on October 3

All current residents of University Housing residence halls are invited to participate in the contest. Residents in single rooms or single bedrooms within suites or apartments may enter individually. However, all residents of multi-occupancy units must agree to enter the contest if submitting for shared spaces. HRL Resident Advisors are not permitted to participate in the contest as they are not able to recieve the grand prize $1,000 Housing Scholarship. 

Only digital images of contest participant rooms will be accepted. No more than five digital photos should be submitted with the online registration form. Submitted photos must be of your own room. All entries must comply with both University and Housing and Residence Life policies. Click here to review policies listed in the Resident Handbook, before you submit your photos and contest entry. All photographs submitted may be used in future Housing and Residence Life promotional materials.

Residents should not invest money into improving their rooms solely for the purposes of this contest. Entries will not be judged on how expensive rooms appear to be, but on the interesting and creative ways that residents have decided to work with limited means in their spaces.


  • Get creative with your photography! Shoot the room/unit from unique angles.
  • Include your friends and roommates.
  • Send a high-quality photo.
  • Show your school spirit.
  • Be yourself! We want to see your personality come out through your design choices.