Participate in the Share Your Stern Pride Contest

Welcome in the new school year by participating in the Share Your Stern Pride contest!

For the next three weeks, share your Stern pride and you can win all kinds of cool prizes!

Step 1: Post a photo or video on Instagram (on your feed OR story) that shows off something you love about NYU Stern using the hashtag #IAmStern or #WeAreStern and tag @sternuc. Check out some ideas below!. (And remember, your account must be public!) (PS:. Sure, you can use Twitter or Snapchat.) You can also win by answering one of our questions that @sternuc will be posting on our Instagram stories!

Step 2: Sit back and relax and see if you’re a winner! Five random winners from the previous week will be announced every Monday until the contest ends. That means 15 winners in total – and yes, you can win more than once! The more you post, the more chances you have of winning.

It’s that simple.


What kinds of prizes can you win?

Things like semi-formal tickets, a Polaroid Snap camera, gift cards to the NYU Bookstore, Boba Guys bubble tea and iTunes, a leather Daniel's briefcase or Studio189 tote, bluetooth headphones, an Echo Dot, awesome NYU Stern swag like baseball caps, water bottles, mugs, and more.

The Definitive (Not Really) List of Things You Can Post to Enter

  1. A pic (or video or boomerang) with your I AM STERN banner. Bonus points/bragging rights if you’ve got multiple years’ worth of them!
  2. You and your cohort. (#CohortPride4Life.)
  3. A throwback to the best thing you did all summer – whether it was studying away, learning a new skill, working at your job/internship, or going on a fun trip.
  4. The most Instagrammable food on (or we’ll accept near) campus. C’mon, you were going to do it anyway.
  5. A joyous reunion with your NYU pals after too many months away.
  6. Your favorite spot in Tisch Hall, KMC, or Gould Plaza. (Yes, we know they’re amazing.)
  7. Your favorite spot on campus that isn’t Tisch Hall, KMC, or Gould Plaza. (But yes, we also know they’re not everything.)
  8. A beautiful day in NYU's "quad" – Washington Square Park.
  9. Your best presidential posts with one of the NYU presidential portraits. Not sure where they portraits live? Here’s a hint: they reside in the same building as Andy Hamilton's office.
  10. Your best Professor Teaching a Class moment at the head of the classroom. Who knows: you could be a TA while you're here and you'll definitely step up to the podium in class presentations. Practice makes perfect.
  11. A landmark from the city you’re currently in. Sternies studying abroad, we’re looking at you!
  12. Your favorite activity from Welcome Week – Stern Orientation or not! (Class of 2022, this will be easy. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors, dig back into the archives!)
  13. A real-world application of a business lesson learned at NYU Stern.
  14. Documentation from one of the many social and professional activities taking place across NYU Welcome Week/Welcome {Back} Week: Club Fest, Mystery Concert, On-Campus Recruitment, Professional Development Series, Waffle Wednesday, Stern Student Council and club meetings and more!
  15. An NYU Stern-themed Face Filter story. We're not sure what this means, but let's see what you come up with.
  16. And finally, be sure to stop by the photobooth at Block Party on Thursday, September 13 from 3 – 6 PM to snap a pic and enter there.

The Fine Print: Eligibility Requirements and Conditions

  • Participants must be current undergraduate students at NYU Stern.
  • Photo submission entries must be public on Instagram, and/or must be and must be tagged using the hashtag #IAmStern or #WeAreStern. Public entries on Twitter using the hashtags #IAmStern or #WeAreStern will also be accepted. Snaps sent to the NYU Stern Snapchat account (username: nyustern) including the hashtags #IAmStern or #WeAreStern will also be accepted.
  • Responses submitted for @sternuc’s questions posted to our Instagram story must answer the question (and be in the spirit of the contest) to be eligible.
  • Participants must be following us on the channel they submit their entry on (@sternuc on Twitter or Instagram or nyustern on Snapchat).
  • Entries must be original and your own content/submission. Any entries on accounts that have been activated for the perceived purpose of winning the contest will not be accepted.
  • Students studying abroad can also participate!
  • All entries must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, September 16.
  • Entries will be featured on @sternuc social media and may be used in future presentations or publications.

Winner Selection and Prizes

Prizes and prize packages include:
  • A Polaroid Snap camera (plus film to get you started) for documenting all your memories in the making
  • Away travel gear for your global adventures ahead
  • A Daniel’s briefcase (made by NYU Stern Undergraduate College alum Daniel Scott) or Studio189 tote (from NYU Stern Undergraduate College alum Abrima Erwiah socially-conscious fashion line co-founded with Rosario Dawson) to get to your classes, interviews, or internships in style
  • » An Echo Dot to help you get things done
  • NYU Stern semi-formal tickets to dance the night away this pspring
  • » Gift cards gift cards to the NYU Bookstore, iTunes, and Boba Guys
  • » Insomnia cookies
  • » Awesome NYU Stern gear including baseball caps, mugs, and water bottles
  • And more!