UAA SPIRIT COMPETITION
University of Alaska Anchorage
October 7th - 11th
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Welcome to the UAA Homecoming Spirit Competition!
The University of Alaska Anchorage’s Homecoming Week 2019 will be held October 7 – 11 and features a variety of fun-filled activities designed to unite the campus and instill a sense of University pride.
The 2019 Homecoming Committee invites you to get involved this year and celebrate Homecoming with us at UAA. All recognized student organizations, clubs, residence halls, and sports teams are encouraged to participate in this year’s Spirit Competition. Student organization teams will compete against one another in a variety of events throughout the week and have the opportunity to become the 2019 Homecoming Champions. 2019 Homecoming Champions will win a $500 prize which will be added to their organization accounts.
This guidebook is a reference for all student organizations, clubs, teams, and halls interested in participating in and contributing to the success of Homecoming 2019. Please read the information carefully. It is extremely important that the information in this guidebook is communicated to your fellow organization team members. Please review the attached documents with all of your team members. If you have questions, please contact us in the Office of Student Activities & Commuter Programs at 907-786-1272.
We encourage the participation of all student organizations, residence life teams, and athletic teams in the Spirit Competition. Don’t belong to a student organization? No problem! While cash prizes are reserved for student organizations (and reslife teams and athletic teams), you can sign up with your classmates or friends at the University for the chance to win other prizes! What better way to show your UAA pride than celebrating with your fellow students and dominating the competition!
This year’s Homecoming will have something for everyone, and the 2019 Homecoming Traditions Committee is working extra hard to create a memorable week of events! Be sure to join the fun and help us continue building this great tradition at UAA.
Your 2019 Homecoming Traditions Committee
University of Alaska Anchorage
RULES AND REGULATIONS
COMPETITION POINT SYSTEM
The student organization/club/athletic team/or reslife team with the most points at the end of the week will be named the overall spirit week competition winners, will win a $500 cash prize, will be recognized and announced at the Homecoming Dance, and will have bragging rights for an entire year! Even if you don’t win the grand prize, many of the solo events have $50-$100 rewards for winning, or their own prizes including: swag, gift cards, or food! Please note - teams that participate will get the points for participation OR the points for winning the event, but will not receive points for participating AND winning.
Event Points Breakdown:
Shopping Cart Decoration
Minute 2 Win It
Photo Scavenger Hunt
5 (a cap of 50 points)
Homecoming Royalty Member Nomination
Daily Den Food Drive
1 point / 5 items
PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT
Overall Points Each Team Can Win: 50
The Scavenger Hunt is designed so that anyone and everyone can have a good time. No matter who you are, you’ll find something on the list that makes you smile. You may even find some stuff that horrifies you! All in all though, this should be a fun activity for all involved.
How Does It Work?
On Saturday, October 5th at 9am, the Scavenger Hunt list will be sent out to all teams who have already registered (however, you can register at any time throughout the scavenger hunt period). Teams take photos of each activity on the list for points. Some activities are worth more than others. At 5pm on Thursday, October 10th, the points shall be tallied and the winners determined. The team with the most points win.
Social Media Accounts
Teams should post their photos on a public social media account (we’ll check Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) and note which activity they completed in the description of the photo. For example, if they completed the 7th activity on the Scavenger Hunt list, they should note that in the description. Please note that photos will be shared on Facebook, as well as other UAA affiliated accounts. Please use the HASHTAG #2019uaahomecoming. This is how the Homecoming team will search and find your images.
Photo Scavenger Hunt Winners
Participating Homecoming Spirit Competition participants (student organizations, clubs, sports teams, and reslife groups) can receive a max of 50 points to be added to their overall Homecoming point total. Homecoming Spirit Competition participants and unaffiliated teams (teams composed of students who aren’t officially playing with a student organization, etc.) can also win a Photo Scavenger Hunt grand prize based on an accumulation of the most points. So while Homecoming Spirit Competition teams can only max 50 points to the overall Spirit Competition, they can get more points for the purpose of winning the Photo Scavenger Hunt prize.
Expectations and Rules
If you have any question, please contact Corey Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Team under the bed
Team picking up litter
Team in dark, with flashlights to faces
Team in 1 bathroom stall
Team on skateboards
Team under an umbrella
One team member with head outside of a car window like a dog
One team member doing the limbo
Team member taking a picture of a team member taking a picture of them
One team member leaving bathroom with toilet paper stuck to their shoe
Team fishing in drinking fountain
Team with a french fry in their nose
Team in rearview mirror
Team chases laser pointers like cats
Team brushes each other’s teeth
Team member picking another team member’s nose
Team cutting one teammate’s hair
Team eating from same dog bowl
Team member doing another team member’s makeup
One team member proposing to a stranger
One team member in camo
One team member getting a selfie with a mannequin
One team member licking own toes
Two team members handcuffed together
Team eating ice cream
Team handing out The Northern Light paper like Newsies
One team member playing tug of war with dog (chew toy in teammate’s mouth)
Team wearing tin foil hats
Team playing poker
Team member in Santa suit
Team member eating food that clearly does not go together
Team pretending to be mimes
Team finds UAA Rock Garden and does best Yoga pose
Team wearing wigs
Team trying to make fire by rubbing sticks together
Team hugging stranger (ask permission first!)
Stranger (pretending to) punch one teammate
Team wearing gas masks
One team member in a mug shot
One team member giving another team member a shave
One team member offering someone at the gym potato chips
Team treats floor like it’s made of lava
Team whipping and nae naeing.
Team playing leap frog
Team in their favorite building on campus
Team member in a picture with wildlife
Team doing head stands
Two team members fake a proposal in a public place
Team skipping rope
Team in blow-up kiddy pool
Team spinning basketballs on their fingers
Team member interviews a squirrel
Team members playing a retro video game
Team rocking out in a library
Team posing around the UAA Scavenger Hunt poster or Facebook post
One team member wears a mask made of cheese
Team having a slinky race
Team having a pillow fight
Two teammates eating opposite ends of spaghetti (a la Lady and the Tramp)
Team rowing in a canoe or kayak on dry land
One team member arm wrestling with a stranger
One team member holding another team member upside down and shaking them for money
Team re-enacting a scene from a movie (you must tell us what movie!)
Team re-enacting a scene from a video game (you must tell us what video game!)
Team members acting like a boy band
Team members re-enact a famous art painting or piece
Team member hands flowers to a stranger
One team member stealing candy from a baby
Team with suits on in a pool
One team member dancing with a senior citizen
Team raving with glowsticks
One team member holding a picture of a team member holding a picture of a team member
Team member belting out a song in a public place
One team member sunbathing at night
Team members eating fast food in a suit and tie restaurant
One team member reading a book to at least two kids
Team protesting people who protest
One team member walking a cat
Team doing handstands
One team member juggling 3 eggs
Team in the back of a squad car
Teammate pies another teammate in the face
Team use ASL to spell out their name
Team wearing one pair of pants
Team in clown costumes
Team takes picture with someone else with UAA gear
Team playing video games in the UAA eSports Lounge
Team surrounded by at least 5 puppies
Team in 25 person conga line
Team giving a lecture to professors
Team in human pyramid
Team in photo with Spirit
Team eating doughnuts and coffee with a cop
Team painted in green and yellow!
Team in photo with UAA Staff/Faculty
Team in a photo at Minute 2 Win It
Team in a photo at Canoe Battleship
Team in a photo at Nerdology Trivia Night
Team in a photo at Shopping Cart Parade
SHOPPING CART PARADE: SPONSORED BY CARRS!!!
Friday, October 4, 2019 - Decoration Begins @ 5pm
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Shopping Cart Parade @ 12pm
CASH PRIZE: $50 | Winning Points: 40 | Participation Points: 10
Show your creativity and ability to construct by creating a miniature parade float - with a shopping cart! A time honored tradition, UAA’s Shopping Cart Parade has showcased carts built like anything from airplanes, board games, and tanks. Teams have nearly a week to work on their shopping cart in the Student Lounge- from October 3 to October 10th. On October 10th, at 4pm, teams will prepare their carts for the Shopping Cart parade, beginning at the Coffee Shop Lounge. Winning organizations will also win a $50 prize!
Shopping Cart Parade Rules
Shopping Cart Decoration Station
The Shopping Cart decoration station will in the Student Lounge in the Student Union. There will be tape and scissors available to students. Some paper will be available - first come, first served!
Shopping Cart Parade Route
The parade will exit the coffee lounge, take a right, go to the other side of the staircase, and go West towards the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. The parade will go all the way through the Wells Fargo until it reaches the entryway to the Rasmuson Hall Bridge.
The parade will go outside. Participants may bring a coat with them. Judges will have already scored participants so they can wear a coat at this point without it affecting them.
Then the parade will turn left and exit, go down the wheelchair access ramp outside, cross the street underneath the Rasmuson Hall Bridge, circle the Lucy Cuddy Quad (counterclockwise) and then come back the same way to the Judging table in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. After the scores are announced, the winning carts will go to the Student Clubs and Greek Life Office and the rest will be disassembled.
MINUTE TO WIN IT
Monday, October 7th, 2019
7pm in the Den
Cash Prize: $50 | Winning Points: 10 | Participation Points: 5
Minute 2 Win It is a gameshow with plenty of small one-minute games that will be played in an hour. Points are earned for the Spirit Competition that go towards Homecoming if you represent a club or organization. Winning student organizations, athletic teams, or reslife teams will also receive a $50 cash prize! Other unaffiliated student teams may participate for other prizes (including gift cards and other prizes).
Guidelines & Rules
Minute 2 Win It will have an array of different games, including games that necessitate at least two members of the Spirit team. If only one member of a team shows up to Minute 2 Win It, they will not be able to get points for certain games. Teams do not need to sign up in advance.
To See Which Games Are Played Visit This Link:
Cash Prize: $100 | Winning Points: 50 | Participation Points: 25
The University of Alaska Anchorage Royalty recognizes student leaders who, through their leadership, involvement, and commitment, have made significant contributions to campus life. This award recognizes students for leadership that goes above and beyond the norm, while sustaining quality academic performance. This year the homecoming royalty winners will also receive a $100 cash prize! Homecoming Royalty must be nominated by a student organization, club, athletic team, or residence life hall to participate.
For more information about the Homecoming Royalty and Court, please see the Homecoming Competition application and click HOMECOMING ROYALTY for more information.
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019
2:30pm in Wells Fargo Sports Complex
Cash Prize: $50 | Winning Points: 10 | Participation Points: 5
Canoe Battleship is one of many mini competitions put on by the University of Alaska in
correspondence with Homecoming Week. Student organizations will form teams of a minimum
of three, meet at the indoor pool in Seawolf Sports Complex, and play “battleship” by trying to
sink competitors canoes using buckets and shields. Battleship will be played tournament style
and can earn your organization 10 participation points and up to a $50 cash prize.
Rules and Guidelines:
-Must have teams of at least 3 members from an UAA organization
-Teams must wear appropriate clothing/swimwear
-Each team will receive 2 buckets and 1 shield during the heat
-Players must sit or kneel in the boat (No Standing)
-Teams must listen to referee whistle to stop, pause, and end game
-Teams will start at opposite ends of the pool before play begins
-Players cannot remove water from their own canoe
-Players must not touch the other teams equipment
-Players are not allowed to touch sides of the pool
-Players are not allowed to intentionally fall out or leave canoe
-Teams are not allowed to stall by avoiding other canoes
-Breaking these rules is punishable by adding up to 2 penalty buckets of water to their canoes
-A team is eliminated when the canoe capsizes or both sides are under water, if play is
dangerous, or if the team acquires more than 3 penalties
-Once a team is eliminated the next heat will begin and the winning team will progress in the
Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
7pm in the Den
Winning Points: 20 | Participation Points: 10
Think you know a lot about a lot? Are you the one who always has the answers to your friends’
questions about pop-culture, video games, and comic books? Do you rarely need to Google stuff? Then
put a team together and compete in the infectiously fun game show, Nerdology! This program is an
interactive pop-culture trivia show. A mixture of awesome games with fun audience interactions and
nerdtastic trivia. Play! Win prizes! Test your knowledge!
Check out their promo video here: https://youtu.be/w3lLhoJw674
HOMECOMING FOOD DRIVE
Monday, October 7-Thursday, October 10, 2019
11AM - 2PM in Student Union Hallway or
2:30PM-3:30PM in the Student Union Den
Cash Prize: $150 for Student Org Winners | No Point Cap
The Daily Den will be accepting food donations throughout the week of Homecoming. Approved food donations will be delivered to UAA’s Emergency Food Cache & the Daily Den. Student organizations, athletic teams, reslife halls that give the most food items will also earn a $150 cash prize credited to their organization accounts! Teams of students who aren’t part of student organizations, athletic teams, or reslife teams may participate but may not receive a cash prize.
Guidelines & Rules
Daily Den Food Items
UAA Emergency Food Cache
Canned beans, Corn, Tuna, Various Meats, Soups, Stews and Chili
Macaroni & Cheese, Cereal
Jelly, Honey, Syrup,
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Rice, Packaged Pasta, Oats, Cereal, Pancake Mix
Protein Powder, Coffee, Non-pasteurized milk,
Easy Open Canned Meats, Fruits, Soups