Coolest Room Contest

2017 Coolest Room Contest

Thank you for all who entered the 2017 Coolest Room Contest! Submissions will be uploaded to the UHDS Facebook page on Monday, September 11 for the first round of voting!


1st Place: $50 University Bookstore Gift Certificate 

2nd Place: $25 in Rocky Dollars

3rd Place:  $25 University Bookstore Gift Certificate

The top 3 finalists will have first opportunity to choose their room for the 2018-2019 academic year before the competitive online renewal begins. All entries will be considered for a professional photo shoot to be included in University publications. 

Prizes will be awarded to each roommate.

Contest Dates

Wednesday, September 6: Entries due by 11:59pm
Monday, September 11 - Sunday, September 17: Online Voting on UHDS Facebook Page Open
Thursday, September 21: Winners Announced


  • Contestants can submit a maximum of 5 photos.
  • For students living in a double room, both roommates must agree to enter the contest.

Upon entering, you agree to:

  • Authorize Western Illinois University to reproduce, broadcast, edit, publish and/or publicly display the photographs taken during this contest. You understand that you will not receive any monetary or other form of compensation now or in the future for allowing your images to be used for these purposes by Western Illinois University. 
  • Be present and have your room professionally photographed as scheduled by University Housing & Dining Services.
  • Abide by University Housing or Western Illinois University policies when decorating your room and agree to not display offensive materials or decorations that promote alcohol or other drugs, or any violations of local, state, and federal laws. If you do not understand the policies, please check with your Resident Assistant before entering the contest.


How to Enter

The Coolest Room Contest submission has ended. Thanks for all who entered the 2017 Coolest Room Contest!


Online voting will open starting Monday, September 11 and will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 17. Voting can be accessed through the UHDS Facebook page. Voting will be open to the public and you are encouraged to have your friends and family vote by "liking" your photo. 

Inter-Hall Council will select the top three winners from the 10 rooms that received the most “likes” during the online voting.

Winners will be notified via email and will be announced after Thursday, September 21 on the UHDS Facebook page and the website.