2014 Coolest Room Contest

Congratulations to 2014 Coolest Room Contest Winners!

1st Place

Corbin Hall

2nd Place

Victoria & Erica
Henninger Hall

3rd Place

Bayliss Hall

To see the rest of the submissions, please visit our Facebook Page!

University Housing & Dining Services and Inter-Hall Council are excited to announce the second annual Coolest Room Contest! The contest is open to all Western Illinois University students living in the Residence Halls. . . .Now show off your space for a chance to win!


1st Place: $50 University Bookstore Gift Certificate 

2nd Place: $25 in Rocky Dollars

3rd Place: $25 University Bookstore Gift Certificate

The top 3 finalists will have first opportunity to choose their room for the 2015-2016 academic year before the competitive online Renewal begins. All entries will be considered for a professional photo shoot to be included in University publications. 

Prizes will be awarded to each roommate.

Contest Dates

Friday, September 26: Entries due by 11:59pm
Saturday, September 27 - Friday, October 3: Online Voting on UHDS Facebook Page Open
Friday, October 17: Winners Announced


Contestants can submit a maximum of 5 photos.

For students living in a double room, both roommates must agree to enter the contest.

Upon entering, you agree to:

  • Authorize Western Illinois University to reproduce, broadcast, edit, publish and/or publicly display the photographs taken during this contest. You understand that you will not receive any monetary or other form of compensation now or in the future for allowing your images to be used for these purposes by Western Illinois University. 
  • Be present and have your room professionally photographed as scheduled by University Housing & Dining Services.
  • Abide by University Housing or Western Illinois University policies when decorating your room and agree to not display offensive materials or decorations that promote violations of local, state, and federal laws. If you do not understand the policies, please check with your Resident Assistant before entering the contest.


How to Enter

To enter the 2014 Coolest Room Contest, please visit this link or click the button below to access the entry form on Purple Post.


Online voting is now open through Friday, October 3 at 11:59 pm on the UHDS Facebook page. Voting will be open to the public and you are encouraged to have your friends and family vote by "liking" your photo. 

Inter-Hall Council will select the top three winners from the 10 rooms that received the most “likes” during the online voting.

Winners will be notified via email and will be announced on Friday, October 17 on the UHDS Facebook page and the website.