Caps Off to You & Enter to Win!


The Carl Sandburg College Alumni Association invites all graduating students to show off your Sandburg spirit by decorating your graduation cap. Showcase your creativity and originality with a decorated cap and enter for your chance to win!   

All students who have confirmed their graduation status are welcome to participate in the Cap Decorating Contest

Step 1

Decorate your cap. If you have not ordered a cap and gown, don’t worry! Create your design on a 9 ¼ by 9 ¼ piece of paper/ cardboard/ etc.

Step 2

Submit a photo of your decorated grad cap as a jpg attachment below on or before midnight on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Please complete the entire form with submission.

Step 3

Check our Facebook page on June 22, 2020, to make sure your cap is listed as an entry to win.

Step 4

Ask your friends and family to like the photo of your cap to vote for you from June 22 – 28, 2020.

Contest Rules

  • Participants must be eligible to participate in the 2020 Commencement.
  • There is a limit of one design per participant.
  • Any submitted work must be original and may not violate any laws such as copyright, trademark, intellectual property, or any other ownership rights.
  • By participating in this contest, you agree that Carl Sandburg College may use your submitted photo and post content for marketing and advertising purposes.

Contest Submission, Voting, and Selection Timelines

  • Submit your graduation cap photo by midnight, June 21, 2020.
  • Voting will begin on June 22, 2020 through midnight, June 28, 2020.
  • The top three entries with the most votes will win the first, second, and third place prizes.

The first, second, and third place winners will be selected on June 29, 2020, and will be notified via email. 

First Place: Apple AirPods or $150 Gift Card

Second Place: $100 Gift Card

Third Place: $75 Gift Card