’s Awkward Back-to-School Photo Contest

Ah, the first day of school. You meticulously selected your outfit, you styled your hair just right but when you smiled for the camera, all that awesomeness translated into...complete and total awkwardness. It may be tempting to dispose of the evidence but don’t burn those negatives or delete those jpegs just yet: Those images could earn you $1,000 for college through’s Awkward Back-to-School Photo Contest!

To enter’s Awkward Back-to-School Photo Contest, simply “like” on Facebook and upload your amateur, school-related photo (first day, class, prom, graduation, etc.) to’s Facebook wall, making sure to tag yourself and in the image. Following the September 30th deadline, the Team will post our top finalists and users will have one week to vote for their favorite photo via comments and likes. The person who submits the photo receiving the most votes will win $1,000 and the individuals who submit the second and third highest-scoring images will receive $200 each.

Starts: August 26th

Ends: September 30th

Number of Awards: 3

Amount:$1,000 for one first-place winner; $200 each for second- and third-place winners.

  • Step 1: Like on Facebook.
  • Step 2: Post your school-related to’s Facebook wall, making sure to tag yourself and in the image. These photos must be amateur (i.e., not professionally taken), can be current or from years past and must feature the person submitting the photo.
  • Step 3: The Team will select the top images submitted and let our fans choose a winner via their comments and likes.
  • Step 4: You may enter as many times as you want but please limit your photos to one per day. Those who do not observe this step or who do not tag themselves and in their photos will be disqualified. You must also adjust your Facebook privacy preferences to allow to message you. (This is how we'll notify finalists and winners.)

This scholarship competition is offered by and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

For more information and official rules, please click here.

Latest College & Financial Aid News

80 Prestige Schools Team up to Redesign Common Application

September 29, 2015

by Susan Dutca

In less than a month the world of higher education has moved forward with changes to the traditional approaches in the college application and admission process - first, with the simplified and updated FAFSA to appear in October 2016 and now, with 80 colleges and universities building a platform to streamline the application process that they hope to debut in summer of 2016. The goal is to get [...]

5 Essential College Reads

September 28, 2015

by Christina Zhou

One of the things necessary for success in college is being a well-rounded person. No matter what career field you choose to enter, reading and writing is essential. Therefore, every college student should strive to read a wide variety of literature. Below are several popular and timeless books that every college student should read: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. A classic [...]

Fixing FAFSA: Acquiring Financial Aid to be Easier, Quicker

September 25, 2015

by Susan Dutca

If you've ever had to fill out a FAFSA for college, you may have felt as though you need an accounting degree to understand it, much less complete it. With over 130 questions and averaging 30 minutes to complete, the complexity and tedium of filing for financial aid has been a barrier for students in attending college or receiving the financial aid for which they qualify. The Department of [...]

Follow Us:

facebook twitter rss feed