#WeAreStern Scavenger Hunt Social Media Contest

Bobcat and Sternies show off the prizes you could win!
Welcome in the new year by participating in the #WeAreStern Scavenger Hunt Social Media Contest! 
The contest has been extended! Through Sunday, September 17, you can still win all kinds of cool prizes just by posting photos!

But that’s not all! Every day, @sternuc will be dropping a clue to a hidden prize on our Instagram story. If you're the first to find it and post about it, the prize is yours!

What kind of prizes, you ask? Things like Insomnia cookies, semi-formal tickets, a Polaroid Snap camera, gift cards to the NYU Bookstore, Boba Guys bubble tea and iTunes, a leather Daniel's briefcase, awesome NYU Stern swag like baseball caps, water bottles, mugs, and more. Join this epic adventure and vie for your chance to win amazing prizes and share your NYU Stern pride!

How to Participate

There are two ways to enter:
Option 1 – The Easy(ish) Way: Tweet, Instagram, or Snapchat a pic to us with #IAmStern or #WeAreStern in the caption. We’ve got 10 prizes that we’re giving away randomly. One post = one entry, so the more you post, the greater your chances are of winning! Need ideas for what to post? Check out our list below. 

Option 2 – The Epic Way: We’re dropping prizes around campus every day – starting the first day of classes through Block Party. Where are they? Well, you’ll just have to figure it from our clues on @SternUC’s Instagram stories. Each day from September 5 – 14, your peers will be sharing a new clue on our story. Be the first to find out where your prize is, share your victory, and you’re a winner!

The #WeAreStern Scavenger Hunt Definitive (Not Really) List of Things You Can Post on Social Media to Enter
1. You and your cohort. (#CohortPrideForLife.)
2. The coolest 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.
3. The most Instagrammable food on (or we’ll accept near) campus. C’mon, you were going to do it anyway.
4. A joyous reunion with your NYU pals after too many months away.
5. You’re favorite spot in Tisch Hall, KMC, or Gould Plaza. (Yes, we know they’re amazing.)
6. Your favorite spot on campus that isn’t Tisch Hall, KMC, or Gould Plaza. (But yes, we also know they’re not everything.)
7. 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!
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. 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 2021, 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 of activites 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. Your favorite sticker or best doodle atop your favorite place at NYU. Bitmojis welcome when you snap them to nyustern.

Be sure to stop by our photobooth at Block Party on Thursday, September 14 from 3 – 6 PM to snap a pic and enter there. And remember to use #IAmStern or #WeAreStern on Instagram, Twitter or when you snap to @nyustern. If you’re on Instagram or Twitter, don’t forget that your account must be public!

The Fine Print

Eligibility Requirements and Conditions:
» Participants must be current undergraduate students at NYU Stern. Entries must be public on Twitter and Instagram, and/or must be sent to the NYU Stern Snapchat account (username: nyustern) and must be tagged using the hashtag #IAmStern or #WeAreStern.
» Participants must be following us on the channel they submit their entry on (@sternuc on Twitter or Instagram or nyustern on Snapchat).
» The scavenger hunt can be completed individually – but it’s more fun with teams! At least one person from your team must follow the final directions in your prize ticket, and the prize will be issued to that member of your » team, to be shared among any/all participants at their discretion. (We’re not getting involved.)
» Entries must be original and your own content/submission.
» Students studying abroad can also participate! 
» All entries must be submitted by midnight on Thursday, September 14.
» 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:

» Daniel’s briefcase (made by NYU Stern Undergraduate College alum Daniel Scott)
» Semi-formal tickets
» A Polaroid Snap camera (plus film to get you started)
» Gift cards gift cards to NYU Bookstore, iTunes, and Boba Guys
» Insomnia cookies
» Awesome NYU Stern swag
» And more!

There are 20 prizes in all: 10 awarded randomly to winners who post on social media using #IAmStern or #WeAreStern, and 10 awarded through our daily scavenger hunt around NYU Stern.

Winners who submit by posting on social media will be notified in a comment or reply to their original post.

Winners who find a prize ticket during the Scavenger Hunt through NYU Stern can redeem their prizes by bringing your prize ticket to the NYU Stern Undergraduate Administrative Offices in KMC 1-73 (on the first floor between Tisch Hall and KMC) between the hours of 9 – 5 between Monday, September 18 and Friday, September 29. Winners who don’t redeemed their prizes by this time will be assumed to have forfeited them, and prizes will be awarded to other contest participants.