OHRLD Announces 2018–19 Best Dressed Room Contest

Posted on 9/13/2018 12:09:19 PM

The IUP Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining is pleased to announce the start of this year’s Best Dressed Room Contest! Last year’s winners were Sarah Dougherty (pictured), who won Best Overall; Regan Farr, who won Most Organized; and Bailey Lund Goldstein, who won Most Creative/School Spirit.

Feeling inspired? Proud of your residence hall room? OHRLD is looking for this year’s winners! So send us a picture of your room and get a chance to win some great prizes and show off your style and creativity.

Sarah Dougherty, 2017-18 Best Overall Room Contest WinnerPrizes

  • Best Overall: $75 Flex dollars and a $25 Co-op Store gift card
  • Most Creative: $25 Flex dollars and a $25 Co-op Store gift card
  • Most School Spirit/Best Organized: $25 Flex dollars and a $25 Co-op Store gift card

All entries will also be considered for a professional photo shoot that may be included in university publications.


Contestants can submit up to four photos. If contestants share a room, both/all roommates must agree to enter the contest. Students who are employed by OHRLD are not eligible to win prizes.

How to Enter

E-mail your photo(s) to caiello@iup.edu. Please include your name and the residence hall in which you reside. Remember: make sure your pictures are appropriate, or they will be ineligible. 


Online voting will be open for two days on September 20 and 21 through OHRLD’s Facebook page (@IUPOHRLD). Voting is public, so encourage your family and friends to “like” your photo! The most liked rooms will then be voted on by the panel to determine the Best Dressed Room Contest’s winners.

Contest Dates

  • Wednesday, September 19: Entries due by noon via e-mail to caiello@iup.edu
  • September 20, 21: Vote online @IUPOHRLD on Facebook
  • September 24: Finalists voted on by panel
  • September 26: Winners announced