Here is everything you need to know about this years ‘Pod’ Decorating and Festive Pets competitions. We’re looking forward to all staff getting involved.

Team ‘pod’ decorating competition – it’s back! Same, same but different, including a shiny new trophy for the winning team.

  • Competition dates:  Tuesday 26 Nov Friday 6 Dec. All entries must be received by Friday 6 December.
  • Entry donation:  This year we’ve incorporated a giving component into the competition, to help those in need over the festive season. Each team is requested to donate $10 (total per team, not per individual) with funds going to help support individuals living with mental illness through MIND the GaP.
  • Decoration spend limit:  There is a $200 upper limit on decoration spending, so teams focus on creativity more than cost to win over the final judge, the Vice-Chancellor. This is not reimbursable – it’s up to teams how they choose to fund any decoration spend.
  • How to enter:  Entering is easy. Simply send an email to universe@uow.edu.au including the information below:
    • Attach your photos – 3 maximum and MUST be landscape. Please include a photo of your team in your decorated space.
    • Include a screen shot of your team’s donation. Donations link: https://www.youruowcommunity.edu.au/donations/mind-the-gap
      • Faculty/Division –
      • Team unit –
      • Team member names –
      • Team contact person (including phone extension and email)Include your team details:
  • Finalists will be chosen after the competition closes on 6 December and announced in Universe on Tuesday 10 December. The winning team will be chosen from the finalists by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Wellings CBE and announced in Universe on Tuesday 17 December 2018.

 

Our new ‘Festive Pets’ competition – calling all owners of ‘fur/feather/scale babies’, this one’s for you!

  • Competition dates:  Tuesday 26 Nov Friday 6 Dec.
  • Pets and owners will be profiled through UOW’s new MyUOW app, so make sure you download it today via the Apple or Google Play store and set your communication channels.
  • Prize details:  Bragging rights, $100 gift voucher and pet toys are up for grabs via a People’s Choice vote.
  • How to enter:  Entering is easy. Simply send an email to universe@uow.edu.au including the information below:
    • Attach your photo (3 maximum to choose from) of you and your festively dressed/decorated pet
    • Tell us why you love the festive season with your animal friend
    • Then download the new MyUOW app, via the Apple or Google Play store to peruse all of the ‘Festive Pet’ entries
    • The winner will be chosen via an online People’s Choice vote and announced in Universe.