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#HappyAtHome Contest

The Lobo Life is excited to announce our #HappyAtHome Contest, in collaboration with The University of New Mexico Student Health and Counseling 

Here are the details on how to enter, what you can win and how the winners will be chosen!

How to Enter:

The contest opens Wednesday, April 15th, and is being held through our TikTok page (@TheLoboLife), our Instagram page (@TheLoboLife), and SHAC’s Instagram page (@unm_shac). Participants submit either a photograph or TikTok with the theme “Happy At Home” by posting them on their respect platforms. There is no limit on posting, so try and as many as possible! From kick-off until Saturday, April 18th at 5pm, any submission posted on Instagram or TikTok with the hashtag #HappyAtHome and #TheLoboLife is entered into the competition, granted the posting account follows the rules below. 

After the competition is closed on Friday the 18th at 5pm, the judges will choose their top 9 submissions. The judges include Lobo Life Photographer Hyunju Blemel, Lobo Life President and Photographer Herschel Heath, University Social Media Manager Sarah Carsrud, University Marketing Representative Debra West and the UNM Student Health and Counseling Team consisting of Tiffany Martinez and Leah Adent. The individuals in the top 9 will be direct messaged on Instagram or TikTok to be informed of their selection as finalists.

On Monday, April 20th at 5p.m., The Lobo Life will post all 9 of the judges’ top picks on our Instagram and TikTok at the same time, in no particular order (photographs on Instagram, TikToks on TikTok). That opens the voting for the winning submissions. Everyone is encouraged to “vote” for their favorite submission by liking it. You may vote for any or all of the submissions.

Whichever posts have the most “likes” by Monday, April 20th at 5pm will be the winners— which means if your submission is chosen in the top 9, you should tell everyone you know to like your submissions so you have the best chance of winning prizes! Photographs will be competing on Instagram with just photographs. TikToks will be competing on TikTok with just TikToks. Prize pick-up will be coordinated through The University of New Mexico Communication and Marketing office.

To be considered you must be:

  • Following on Instagram: @thelobolife, @unm_shac, and @riverbendhotsprings
  • Following on TikTok: @thelobolife
  • Submissions must be posted on Instagram or TikTok between 04/15 and 04/18
  • Submissions must follow the theme to be eligible.
  • Submissions must tag #HappyAtHome and #thelobolife in the post’s caption
  • Submissions must not have any sort of personal watermark or branding tag.
  • Profiles must be public so we can view the submission
  • You must be a current UNM student, whether abroad or staying local
  • Submissions can be from around the state, the country, and around the world!

What we are looking for:

We want to see how you are staying healthy at home during these challenging times. This can be a TikTok explaining how to make a craft, to a photo showing a family game night. The possibilities are endless so be creative! The judges are looking for submissions that tell a story, inspire and excite; submissions that showcase the very best of being happy at home. Submissions can come from smartphones, digital cameras, DSLR’s, polaroids, film cameras, or even disposable cameras! We love to see all the different ways Lobo’s capture their life and will aim to select a wide variety of images, Tiktoks, stories, and perspectives in the top 9 submissions.

Prizes (same for TikTok and photographs):

First Place:

  • One (1) Riverbend Hot Springs gift card ($60 value)
  • One (1) UNM t-shirt
  • One (1) TLL Hat
  • One (1) UNM Water Bottle
  • One (1) UNM Swag Bag

Second Place:

  • One (1) Cinnamon Sugar & Spice gift card ($20 value)
  • One (1) UNM t-shirt
  • One (1) TLL Hat
  • One (1) UNM Water Bottle
  • One (1) UNM Swag Bag

Third Place:

  • One (1) UNM t-shirt
  • One (1) TLL Hat
  • One (1) UNM Water Bottle
  • One (1) UNM Swag Bag

*Prizes will be available for pick-up from the UCAM office once students can return to campus

Acceptable and unacceptable practices for students entering:

You may:

  • Share as many submissions as you want in the timeframe with #HappyAtHome and #thelobolife and all will be considered
  • Share a submission selected in the top 9 across any social platform directing friends to like it/ vote for it
  • Vote for multiple submissions in the top 9

You may not:

  • “Purchase” likes on a submission selected in the top 9
  • Promise to give away any prizes won to those who like your submission in the top 9
  • Exhibit any other unethical behaviors that could skew results, be harmful to others, or serve to alienate anyone
  • If you are found to be guilty of any of the above as a finalist, your submission may be ruled out of contention

By participating in the contest, the applicant gives full permission to the UNM Student Health and Counseling team, River Bend Hot Springs, and The Lobo Life to repurpose any/all submissions for marketing purposes.

Good luck & be sure to share your photos with #HappyAtHome and #TheLoboLife

* Contestants must have licenses to any copyrighted material used in   
  their submissions and are liable for any claims related to their  
  submission

* Prizes are subject to change before conclusion of contest