How to enter:

  1. Decorate your space.
  2. Take pictures that show off how awesome it is.
  3. Go to the online application.
  4. Fill out form and attach 3-5 of your best images and submit.

Submissions open: Tuesday, Sept. 3 – Sunday, Sept. 15
Judging: Sept. 16-20 (We will contact finalist for in room visit from panel of judges)
Prizes: Bama Cash

  • Best of Building – $25
  • Best Suite Style Room – $50
  • Best Traditional Hall Room – $50 (per roommate)
  • Best Suite/Apartment – $50 (per roommate)

Winners announced: Tuesday, Sept. 24

Complete Application


Best of Building: Best entry from each building, regardless of category.

Best Suite Style Bedroom: Best individual bedroom decoration in a suite style hall.

Best Traditional Hall Room: Best bedroom (single or double) decoration in a traditional style hall.

Best Suite/Apartment: Best decoration for an entire suite/apartment. Will include decoration for bedrooms, bathrooms, and all shared space.

We consider all submissions for Best of Building. Multiple entries are accepted if you would like to apply for both Best Suite and Best Suite Style Room.

Terms and Conditions

  1. All photos are in compliance with Community Living Standards.
  2. Entering the contest grants HRC a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, alter, modify, distribute and brand all media gathered for their purposes at their discretion.
  3. Only registered undergraduate students who are also on-campus residents are eligible to enter.
  4. Only one entry per bedroom (single and double rooms count as one bedroom and one entry). All roommates (sharing the same bedroom only) must agree to participate in the contest, suitemates need not participate. To enter into the suite category, all suitemates must agree to participate and listed in the submission.
  5. Your submission must include 3 – 5 photos of your room.
  6. We will review all entries and a selection of them chosen for the final judging. We will contact finalists via email to set up a proper time to see the room during the week of September 16.
  7. A panel of judges will choose winners based on creativity, use of color, school spirit, theme, and overall design.
  8. In order to be judged, at least one roommate must be available in the room during judging. If you are not available during any of the available judging times, you may submit additional photos, and HRC will judge your space from your photo submissions.
  9. We report winners to UA for tax purposes.
  10. HRC reserves the right to not award a prize in a specific building if there are less than four submissions from that building.
  11. Prizes will be awarded for the following:
    Best Suite Style Room
    Best Traditional Hall Room
    Best Suite/Apartment
    Best of Building for: Blount, Bryant, Bryce Lawn, Burke, Harris, Highlands, John England Jr., Lakeside, Paty, Parham, Presidential I, Presidential II, Ridgecrest East and West, Ridgecrest South, Riverside, and Tutwiler.