Room Decorating Contest

How to Enter


  • Participants must currently live in on-campus housing. SF State employees are not eligible to participate.
  • Participants are required to like the contest post and follow SF Sate Housing on one of the following social media platforms (Facebook: sfstatehousing, Twitter: sfstatehousing or Instagram: sfstate_housing).
  • Only one entry per room. Roommates who share a room cannot separately enter and must agree to have their room entered into the contest. Do not include you or your roommate in the photo submission.
  • Only clear photos of bedrooms are eligible for submission. Photos of any other rooms will not be considered.
  • All entries must comply with the Community Living Standards Guide.
  • Participants must agree to the photo release conditions outlined on the entry form.
  • Any submission deemed inappropriate or that depict policy violations will be disqualified.
  • Any submission with visible drug or alcohol paraphernalia, promotional materials, pornography or obscene material will be disqualified.
  • Any submission with visable policy violations will be addressed through the Student Conduct Process.


  • Rooms will be judged based on cleanliness, creativity, Gator pride, use of space, and overall design.
  • Two entries from each housing community (16 photos total) will be selected as finalists by a committee of Student Housing and Residential Life staff.
  • Finalist photos will be posted on social media for voting and the 3 finalists whose photo receive the most votes will be announced as the winners.
  • Winners will be contacted to schedule a photo shoot of their room. 


Photo Submission | March 7 - 20, 2023 11:59 PM PDT
Finalists Chosen (Housing & Res Life Staff Committee) |  March 21 - 27
Voting for Finalists (on social media) | March 28 -  April 3
Winners Announced (on social media) | April 4


1st place | $75 Amazon Gift Card 
2nd place | $50 SF State Bookstore Gift Card
3rd place | $20 E-gift Card to Clean Bites* at the Mashouf Wellness Center

*Huge thank you to Clean Bites for donating the 3rd place prize.


View the contest rules then click the 'Enter the Contest' link to access the entry form. Participants will need to provide general information (name, SF State ID#, building/room, etc.) and submit two bedroom photos from different vantage points.