It’s easy to enter, you could win big and you get to enjoy it all year!

This year marks the tenth year that the Office of Housing and Residence Life will sponsor the Best Dressed Room Contest, a competitive tradition at UNCG. All students living on campus can participate in this room-decorating event.

It’s easy to enter.

All you have to do is deck out your room, grab your camera, phone, or tablet and take pictures of your room. Choose your favorite three shots, and upload them (along with the entry form) for the first round of judging.

Grand prizes include $450-$475 in merchandise that you help to select.

See more below.

Rooms will be judged on style, creativity, detail, best use of space and overall impact and we will have a special award for the room with the most Spartan Spirit. First place winners will be selected from each residence hall. These first prize winners will automatically be entered for a chance to win one of two grand prizes, one for the best dressed apartment or suite and another for the best dressed traditional-style room.

(Please note: The quality of the photos will not be judged. Judges will only be looking at how your room is decorated, for purposes of selecting hall winners.)


Enter the Best Dressed Room Contest >


To enter, students must complete an entry form and upload room photos no later than noon on September 15.
  • Each photo needs to be under 2 MB in size, or the application will not go through.
  • Entry forms must be approved by all parties sharing the room and by clicking "accept" on the form, all parties approve of the stipulations of the contest.
  • Participants have the option to give input on the prizes awarded on the entry form.
  • First prize winners from each residence hall will be determined by a set of judges from Housing and Residence Life and will be automatically entered into the final round of judging.
  • On September 22, roommates from winning rooms will receive an email that they have won at the hall level. They will be notified when the judges will come to see these rooms in person for final judging during the week of September 25. They will select two grand prize winning rooms this year, one from the apartments and suites and the other from traditional-style housing.
  • All participants are invited to a dessert reception on October 10, 2017, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Tillman Smart room (in the Quad), at which time all winners will be announced and will receive a prize. Winners MUST be present to receive prizes, or ask a friend to show up on their behalf.
iPad minis, Tvs, Apple Watches, GoPro Cameras, Wireless Speakers, External Hard Drives, Flash Drives? You will help to determine the prizes when you enter!
Winner LevelPrize value
Best room in each residence hall$50-$75 prize
Spartan Spirit Award$200 prize: Members of facebook will vote on Spartan Spirit photos and a special prize will be awarded.
Random Drawing Award$200 prize: Your room wasn't selected as a winner for your hall, but you could still win the random drawing if you attend the reception on October 14 in Shaw Residence Hall, from 5:30-on. You must RSVP for the reception. Details will follow.
Overall Grand Prize winner - Apartments & Suites$400 prize: Grand prize winners get to keep their hall prize plus an additional prize valued at $400, a total of $450-$475 in prizes.
Overall Grand Prize winner - Traditional Housing$400 prize: Grand prize winners get to keep their hall prize plus an additional prize valued at $400, a total of $450-$475 in prizes.
In all cases, participants must be present to win, or designate a friend to receive the prize for them.
You can see photos of rooms entered in previous years and get ideas on how to decorate on this page.