Department Decorating Contest

Departments are encouraged to show their Homecoming spirit and decorate their offices during Homecoming week! Judging will take place on Friday, October 5, 2012. Divisional winners will receive donuts for their office, and the Overall winner will receive lunch catered for their office!


  • Decorating will be judged on creativity and appearance, as well as adherence to the current Homecoming theme, "Play Your Cards Right!”
  • There is no entry fee for the department decorating contest, but please limit resources to no more than $75.
  • All Departments must abide by the rules and regulations established by Ball State University, as well as all fire and safety codes.
  • Judging will be held on Friday, October 5, between noon and 4:00 p.m. All decorating work must be completed by noon that day. A member of the Homecoming Steering Committee will get in touch with the office contact person to set up a time for judging.
  • Winners will be announced Monday, October 8, on the Homecoming web site, and a member of the Homecoming Steering Committee will contact the winning department to make arrangements for lunch.

Department Decorating Contest Entry Form

Congratulations to the 2011 Department Decorating Contest winners, and thanks to all the participants for their support!

OVERALL WINNER: Unified Technology Support - UTS Tech Center
Most Cardinal Spirit: Payroll & Employee Benefits
Most Creative: Career Center
Best Use of Theme: Center for Media Design

For additional information, contact Kristin Lathrop, Faculty/Staff Chairman, at the Homecoming Office, 765-285-7051 or

2011 Department Decorating Contest

Alumni Association
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1080; toll free 888-I-GO-4-BSU
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