Show Off Your Summer Contest: 7/31-8/21

Monday, August 21, 2017


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Show Off Your Summer!

Note: All times below are in Eastern Standard Time.

Last year, over forty current UMD students submitted photos of their internships in the hopes of gaining the most likes on Instagram and winning the 2016 Show Off Your Summer Contest. This year, with a few revised rules, we're holding the contest again!

The prize?
Your choice of an Amazon fireTVstick or Google Chromecast

How to Enter
If you are (1) a current UMD student (undergraduate or otherwise), (2) currently participating in a summer internship, then you are eligible to participate in the Show Off Your Summer Contest! One entry per person (not per account or email address). 

Between Monday, July 31, 2017 at 8 a.m. and Friday, August 18th, 2017 at NOON, submit the info below via direct message to our Instagram (@UMDCareerCenter) or email at mlopezmu @ By submitting the following, you have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.

    • Your Instagram Handle (if applicable)
    • Your Major
    • A 1-2 sentence description/caption of your internship (where you're interning and what you're doing there). This serves as the image description, and can include work-appropriate emojis.
    • A photo showcasing your internship (see examples on our Instagram profile)

We will Instagram up to five (5) entries per day, in the order we receive them. The sooner you submit, the better! We'll ensure all qualifying entries are posted by Friday, August 18th at 1 p.m. We reserve the right to decline posting photos displaying inappropriate material, following Instagram's community guidelines.

How to Win

    • Submit ALL needed info! We will not contact you asking for clarification or for you to improve your submission. If a submission is incomplete, it will not be entered.
    • Only likes (hearts) on @UMDCareerCenter posts count in this contest. Encourage friends to visit our profile, find your post, and like (heart) your submission. 
    • Although submissions must be in by August 18th at 12 p.m., photos can gain likes until Monday, August 21 at NOON. We will capture all like counts at that time and announce the winner by 12:30 p.m. 
    • Likes garnered past noon on August 21 will not count toward determining the winner.

How & When the Winner Will Be Notified
The winner will be notified by 12:30 p.m. on August 21, 2017 using the same manner of contact that was used to submit their entry. If you submitted your entry via Direct Messages on Instagram, you will be notified by Direct Messages to the Instagram account you used to submit your entry. If you submitted your entry via email, you will be notified via the email you used to send the entry. 

The winner will be publically acknowledged by August 23, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. 

Additional Legal Notes:

    • No purchase necessary.
    • Purchase does not enhance chance of winning.
    • Void where prohibited.
    • By submitting your entry, you give the University Career Center & The President's Promise the right to (1) submit your entry on your behalf under the Instagram account @UMDCareerCenter and (2) use all or portions of your entry in future promotions and testimonials for the University Career Center & The President's Promise.
    • The odds of winning rely solely on the number of likes an entry receives.
    • This virtual contest is being conducted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise, which resides at 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing, College Park, MD 20742.
    • The contest hosted by the University Career Center & The President's Promise is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, or Amazon.

For additional information about this event:

Contact Michelle Watson at