Let’s Go Welcome Week: Photo Contest Rules

Published: Monday, May 13, 2024

Welcome to the official rules page for WUSA’s May 2024 Photo Contest. The theme for this month is ‘Let’s Go Welcome Week‘. Attend our Welcome Week events and take some photos along the way. You can submit them here for a chance to win some exclusive WUSA Swag!

Theme: Let’s Go Welcome Week


1.1. Entries should be through the official contest platform. Alternate submissions are not valid 

1.2. All winners may be required to answer a mathematical skill-testing question 

1.3. This contest isn’t associated with or endorsed by any social media platform 

1.4. Chances of winning depend on the total eligible entries received and their quality 

1.5. Any harmful content will result in disqualification 

1.6. Personal details collected are solely for this contest’s purpose and won’t be used otherwise, unless permitted 

1.7. By submitting your entry, you allow Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA) to use the photos on the website and social media platforms, as well as promotional materials

1.8. Participation indicates agreement to these contest rules

1.9. Eligibility: 

  • The contest is open exclusively to current University of Waterloo undergraduates
  • Students (on co-op/break term) are welcome to enter

1.10. Technical Requirements:  

  • Entries must be original and should not violate any third-party rights  
  • All winning photos must send in metadata as proof of authenticity  
  • Participants are permitted to edit and enhance their photos if necessary   
  • Background swapping, or swapping large portions of an image is not permitted  
  • Your photo should not be AI generated or you may not use AI to alter the image, however ‘AI denoise’ and ‘AI image resolution upscaling’ is permitted  
  • You may not include watermarks in your photos, any entry with watermarks will automatically disqualify for the competition 


2.1. Starting on Monday, May 13th, 2024 you can send your submission using this form

2.2. All entries must be submitted by Friday, May 24th, 2024 at 5:00 PM EST

2.3. Participants can submit up to 5 entries using different photos. Each participant can only win one prize (one person can’t win 1st and 2nd 

2.4. Using unauthorized automated methods will void all entries 

2.5. Harmful content, including hate speech and harassment, will lead to contest disqualification 


3.1. The top 2 winners will receive an exclusive WUSA Tote Bag, and 10 runner-ups will get the choice between a WUSA-exclusive fanny pack or bucket hat.

3.2. Winners will be contacted within 48 hours of the judging conclusion via email 

3.3 Details such as name, program, year of study, and Waterloo email address will be requested 

3.4 If a winner is unresponsive for 2 days or forfeits the prize for any reason, another winner will be selected  


4.1. The top 2 winners will receive an exclusive WUSA Tote Bag, and 10 runner-ups will get the choice between a WUSA-exclusive fanny pack or bucket hat.

4.2. Total winners: Twelve (12)

4.3. Prize announcements and further details will be updated on this page

Deadline: Friday, May 24th, 2024 at 5:00 PM EST
Submission Link: https://forms.office.com/r/d6M8YK96Zd


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