Student meme competition

Get creative in Semester 2! We're challenging our student community to shed light on an unprecedented year through memes.

Meme

You have until 11.50pm AEST on 14 September 2020 to send us an original meme on our nominated theme: Australia and the United States in 2020: Your hot take.

Don't know where to begin? Use this meme generator to get started!

Theme: Australia and the United States in 2020 — Your Hot Take

The following criteria will be used to judge the final entries:

  • Originality – the degree of uniqueness the meme has, including the use of original images or novel image editing techniques
  • Insight – The extent to which the meme explores information or perspectives that are not commonly known to the public
  • Humour – how funny/entertaining the meme is

Eligibility

1. You must be a student at the University of Sydney; and

2. You must be aged 18 or over.

Competition entry

1. Please register yourself through this form to enter the competition.

2. In the same form, please submit your memes. Your name will not be made public nor shown with your posted meme. Each participant can submit up to two (2) memes, irrespective of whether a meme is approved or rejected. Following submission, participants will receive an email confirming whether their meme(s) were approved/rejected following the submission deadline.

3. Participants will receive a confirmation as to whether their meme is approved/rejected following the deadline. We will not provide feedback on rejections. If the meme is offensive or otherwise in contravention of the Student Charter (2020) of the University of Sydney, it will be rejected.

4. Memes must be original. We cannot stress this enough.

Deadlines

All entries must be received by 11:50 PM AEST on 14 September 2020. Any submissions received after this time will be disqualified from this competition. The United States Studies Centre does not accept responsibility for late or lost entries.

Awards

First place: Publication of the winning submission on the USSC Instagram and a Westfield gift voucher valued at $100.

Second place: Publication of the winning submission on the USSC Instagram and a Westfield gift voucher valued at $50.

Contact

Further information on this competition can be found by emailing ussc.info@sydney.edu.au.

Note: This competition is organised by the United States Studies Centre with the United States Studies Society and the American Studies Student Representative.

Terms and conditions

The United States Studies Centre reserves the right to suspend, modify, or terminate the competition where an insufficient number of entries arise.

Any attempt by a participant to influence the result may amount to disqualification. The United States Studies Centre reserves the right to not select a winner or winners where entries received are of unsatisfactory quality or quantity. Should a winning participant fail to respond to reasonable attempts at contact following the announcement, the Centre reserves the right to offer the participant’s prize to the next best participant.

The United States Studies Centre reserves the right to disqualify and reject any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, derogatory, discriminatory or otherwise in contravention of the University of Sydney’s 2020 Student Charter.

Semester 2

There's still time to register for American Studies courses this semester, so you can be part of the action as the US presidential election unfolds. Registration closes 4 September 2020.