GUIDEBOOK FOR

UAA SPIRIT COMPETITION 

Homecoming 2019

University of Alaska Anchorage

October 7th - 11th

SIGN UP AT http://www.tinyurl.com/2019uaahcapp !



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

uaa_events@alaska.edu
907-786-1272



RULES AND REGULATIONS

                                        

  1. Student teams eligible for the competition will be defined as any recognized student organization, club, residence hall, or a sports team in good standing with the University and with the Office of Student Involvement. Due to college sports team rules, the grand prize must be donated to an affiliated student organization or club IF you are a college sports team. Unaffiliated student teams (students who aren’t apart of a student organization, club, sports team, or reslife team) can participate but not earn cash prizes OR spirit points; most events will have other prizes they can win!

  1. All team members must be registered students to participate in the events for points.

                                                                                                         

  1. All student teams are expected to adhere to all policies as stated in this Spirit Competition Manual as well as the University of Alaska Anchorage Student Code of Conduct.

        

  1. Any team whose members are deemed by the Homecoming Committee to be acting in an inappropriate manner, including but not limited to, disorderly conduct, vandalism, theft, and verbal or physical threats, will be automatically disqualified from Homecoming 2019.

                                                                                                         

  1. Any and all issues regarding a team’s eligibility and/or disciplinary actions are up to the discretion of Homecoming Traditions Committee.

                                                                                                         

  1. Spirit Competition registration must be turned in by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 4th at tinyurl.com/2019uaahcapp to ensure you get a shopping cart and banner!

                                                                                                         

  1. Recognition will be given to the student team with the highest point totals. Competition winners will be announced at the Homecoming Dance on Friday, October 11, 2019. All members from your student group are invited to attend.
  2. Student teams eligible for cash prizes MAY combine into one team. Winners will have money evenly distributed to both clubs/organizations/athletic teams/reslife teams.

  1. Students who are not part of a student club or organization may participate in events, but will have seperate prizes and will not earn points towards the grand winner.



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:

Event

Participation Points

Winner Points

Shopping Cart Decoration

10

40

Minute 2 Win It

5

10

Canoe Battleship

5

10

Photo Scavenger Hunt

5 (a cap of 50 points)

X

Homecoming Royalty Member Nomination

25

50

Daily Den Food Drive

1 point / 5 items

X

Nerdology

10

20


PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

Homecoming Week

Overall Points Each Team Can Win: 50

                                        

Description

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

  1. Teams must be comprised of at least 2 members
  2. Teams must be comprised of UAA students.
  3. Team members must be in photos, unless the directions state otherwise.
  4. No nudity or inappropriate images.
  5. All photos must be from the week of the challenge
  6. You cannot Photoshop images. All images must be original.
  7. No photographing an image off a website unless stated otherwise.
  8. Each picture can only count for one item. Meaning that if you take a picture that completes two items, it will only count for one of them.
  9. All photos must be taken within the time limit. All photos taken before or after will not be counted.
  10. Note that photographs by contestants may appear on UAA social media!
  11. In the event of a tie, the two or more teams will be judged based on overall creativity in their photos.
  12. Have Fun!

Contact Information

If you have any question, please contact Corey Miller at crmiller9@alaska.edu .

Photo

Points

1

Team under the bed

1

2

Team picking up litter

1

3

Team in dark, with flashlights to faces

1

4

Team in 1 bathroom stall

1

5

Team on skateboards

1

6

Team under an umbrella

1

7

One team member with head outside of a car window like a dog

1

8

One team member doing the limbo

1

9

Team member taking a picture of a team member taking a picture of them

1

10

One team member leaving bathroom with toilet paper stuck to their shoe

1

11

Team fishing in drinking fountain

1

12

Team with a french fry in their nose

1

13

Team in rearview mirror

1

14

Team chases laser pointers like cats

1

15

Team brushes each other’s teeth

1

16

Team member picking another team member’s nose

1

17

Team cutting one teammate’s hair

1

18

Team eating from same dog bowl

1

19

Team member doing another team member’s makeup

1

20

One team member proposing to a stranger

1

21

One team member in camo

1

22

One team member getting a selfie with a mannequin

1

23

One team member licking own toes

1

24

Two team members handcuffed together

1

25

Team eating ice cream

1

26

Team handing out The Northern Light paper like Newsies

1

27

One team member playing tug of war with dog (chew toy in teammate’s mouth)

1

28

Team wearing tin foil hats

1

29

Team playing poker

1

30

Team member in Santa suit

1

31

Team member eating food that clearly does not go together

1

32

Team pretending to be mimes

1

33

Team finds UAA Rock Garden and does best Yoga pose

1

34

Team wearing wigs

1

35

Team trying to make fire by rubbing sticks together

1

36

Team hugging stranger (ask permission first!)

1

37

Stranger (pretending to) punch one teammate

1

38

Team wearing gas masks

2

39

One team member in a mug shot

2

40

One team member giving another team member a shave

2

41

One team member offering someone at the gym potato chips

2

42

Team treats floor like it’s made of lava

2

43

Team whipping and nae naeing.

2

44

Team playing leap frog

2

45

Team in their favorite building on campus

2

46

Team member in a picture with wildlife

2

47

Team doing head stands

2

48

Two team members fake a proposal in a public place

2

49

Team skipping rope

2

50

Team Ghostbusting

2

51

Team in blow-up kiddy pool

 2

52

Team spinning basketballs on their fingers

2

53

Team member interviews a squirrel

2

54

Team members playing a retro video game

2

55

Team rocking out in a library

2

56

Team posing around the UAA Scavenger Hunt poster or Facebook post

2

57

One team member wears a mask made of cheese

2

58

Team having a slinky race

2

59

Team having a pillow fight

2

60

Two teammates eating opposite ends of spaghetti (a la Lady and the Tramp)

2

61

Team rowing in a canoe or kayak on dry land

2

62

One team member arm wrestling with a stranger

2

63

One team member holding another team member upside down and shaking them for money

2

64

Team re-enacting a scene from a movie (you must tell us what movie!)

2

65

Team re-enacting a scene from a video game (you must tell us what video game!)

2

66

Team members acting like a boy band

2

67

Team members re-enact a famous art painting or piece

2

68

Team member hands flowers to a stranger

3

69

One team member stealing candy from a baby

3

70

Team with suits on in a pool

3

71

One team member dancing with a senior citizen

3

72

Team raving with glowsticks

3

73

One team member holding a picture of a team member holding a picture of a team member

3

74

Team member belting out a song in a public place

3

75

One team member sunbathing at night

3

76

Team members eating fast food in a suit and tie restaurant

3

77

One team member reading a book to at least two kids

3

78

Team protesting people who protest

3

79

One team member walking a cat

3

80

Team doing handstands

3

81

One team member juggling 3 eggs

3

82

Team in the back of a squad car

3

83

Teammate pies another teammate in the face

3

84

Team use ASL to spell out their name

3

85

Team wearing one pair of pants

4

86

Team in clown costumes

4

87

Team takes picture with someone else with UAA gear

4

88

Team playing video games in the UAA eSports Lounge

4

89

Team surrounded by at least 5 puppies

4

90

Team in 25 person conga line

4

91

Team giving a lecture to professors

4

92

Team in human pyramid

4

93

Team in photo with Spirit

4

94

Team eating doughnuts and coffee with a cop

4

95

Team painted in green and yellow!

5

96

Team in photo with UAA Staff/Faculty

5

97

Team in a photo at Minute 2 Win It        

5

98

Team in a photo at Canoe Battleship

5

99

Team in a photo at Nerdology Trivia Night

5

100

Team in a photo at Shopping Cart Parade

5

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
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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:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FQ0eTEaf7j2Mm_pndm79u7657ibF3J-Rav1t0ywbDxY/edit?usp=sharing



HOMECOMING ROYALTY

Homecoming Week

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. 



CANOE BATTLESHIP

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

tournament



NERDOLOGY

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

Instant Coffee

Protein Powder, Coffee, Non-pasteurized milk,

Easy Open Canned Meats, Fruits, Soups