University Announces Cap Decorating Contest

Campus store gift certificates of $100, $50 and $25 will be awarded to top three winners.

Three students with decorated caps
May 11, 2015

In the leadup to its May 17 Commencement ceremony on the National Mall, the George Washington University has announced a cap-decorating contest, challenging students to get creative with their attire for a chance to win prizes and appear in a ceremony highlight video.

GW is asking graduates to brainstorm interesting, artistic ways to spotlight their time at the university, inspire fellow Commencement participants or send a message to friends and family from their seats on the National Mall. Participants can tweet an image of their cap using #GWCommencement, and GW's Marketing and Creative Services staff will vote on its three favorite commencement caps. The winners will receive campus store gift certificates in the amounts $100 for the first-place winner, $50 for second and $25 for third.

The GW video team also will be patrolling the grounds before the ceremony, broadcasting its location on Twitter (@GW_VideoCrew) and documenting graduates' originality to be preserved in a short Commencement highlight video.