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Best Room Competition


All current residents of University Housing residence halls are encouraged to participate in the 2018 Best Room Contest. Residents Assistants are not eligible to participate.

Only six digital images of contest participant rooms will be accepted per submission. Email entries to housingmedia@utk.eduYou must use your UT email and include your UT ID # for you and any roommates who wish to be entered.

There are two categories for submissions. One is for Best Room (one female and one male). This category is for residents in North and South Carrick, Morrill, Brown, Hess, Massey, Orange and Reese Halls.  The second category is for Best Apartment (one female and one male). This is for residents in Volunteer Hall, Laurel Hall, Orange Hall Apartments, and Stokely Hall. A total of four grand prizes will be awarded, and other prizes will be awarded to finalists in each category. 

Winners will get first choice for room selection for next year, as well as a grand prize. Finalists that do not win the grand prize will receive other prizes which will be announced later.

All contest entries need to be received by midnight of September 14th, 2018. 

Initial judging of the Best Male and Best Female rooms will be chosen from the entries by a panel of University Housing student employees. Grand Prize winners will be decided by online voting with a limit of one vote per person. 

Contest Rules  

  1. Judging of Best Male and Best Female rooms will be based on bedrooms only, with no requirement for decoration of common areas. 
  2. Judging of Best Male and Female Apartments will be based on bedrooms and living rooms only. 
  3. First-round judging of photo entries will be completed by a student panel, selecting the top three rooms from the entries received. Judging will be based on the areas of cleanliness, use of color, creativity and space utilization. Photographs of the Best Male and Best Female finalists in the Apartment and Room categories will be shared on the University Housing Instagram for final voting. Finalists must consent to their rooms being featured on the University Housing Instagram account. 
  4. All rooms must comply with all University Housing policies. Any room found in violation of UTK Housing policy, or with evidence of policy violations by the residents, will be disqualified from consideration.  All entries must contain no obscenities or other offensive content (if something is questionable, it probably doesn’t belong!) 
  5. All contest entries need to be received by midnight of Friday, September 14th, 2018. 


Email questions to: (you must use your UT email) 

*The rules of the contest are subject to change/updates* 


Submit Entries Here



Email questions to: (you must use your UT email)
*The rules of the contest are subject to change/updates*