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Oklahoma State University is America’s Brightest Orange, and we want to see how members of the Cowboy Family across the state, nation and world are repping their favorite university throughout the summer. 

Cowboy Family members are invited to share their Orange Adventures with us by using the hashtag #OrangeAdventure. Every Friday throughout the duration of the contest, we will select a photo to be featured on Oklahoma State’s social media accounts. Photos will be judged based on creativity, uniqueness and OSU pride.

Whether you are taking a study abroad trip to Spain or a fishing excursion right here in Oklahoma, we want to see your #OrangeAdventures! 


Don’t forget to wear lots of #ORANGE!

How to participate:

Photos can be submitted by using the hashtag #OrangeAdventure on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Photos must be set to public to be entered. Each Friday throughout the contest, OSU will select three entries that best meet the contest criteria and will feature it on Oklahoma State’s social media accounts. These selected entrants will be entered into the prize drawings. Photos will be judged and scored based on the Judging Criteria.

Entry ideas:

Who to include: Anyone in the Cowboy Family including alumni, current students, future Pokes, colleagues, communities, family, friends, unique interest groups, clubs, teams, classes, schools and fans. The more the merrier!

Where to take the photo: Somewhere unique where you’re having an Orange Adventure! Examples include a study abroad trip, camping adventure or social gathering; just make sure to wear orange or fire those pistols!


  • First Place Prize: #FlySWO Package - Two round-trip American Airlines tickets* from Stillwater, OK (SWO) to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW). Courtesy of the Stillwater Regional Airport.
    • American Airlines flight voucher.
  • Second Place Prize:  Go Pokes Package - Two Varsity Club tickets to the OSU vs. Tulsa football game at Boone Pickens Stadium. Courtesy of OSU Trademarks and Licensing.
  • Third Place Prize: Loyal Alumni Package - One engraved brick paver and a three-year OSU Alumni Association membership. Courtesy of the OSU Alumni Association. 
  • Honorable Mention Prize: Swag Bag- Courtesy of Visit Stillwater


*Flight costs must not exceed $600 and must be booked through the City of Stillwater to claim prize. The Stillwater Regional Airport will begin two daily American Airlines flights to and from DFW on August 23. By connecting with Dallas, Stillwater and north central Oklahoma travelers will have easier access to American Airlines' largest hub to more than 200 destinations and 40 non-stop destinations in Europe, Asia and Latin American. Book flights at



This photo contest is open to individuals over the age of 18. Submitted photos must be the sole property of individuals entering the contest.


Contest Dates:

The campaign will run from June 5, 2017 to July 30, 2017. Entries received after Friday, July 29, 2017 at 12 p.m. CST will not be considered for awards regardless of whether the late receipt resulted from human, computer, or transmission error. Grand prize award winners will be announced at 5 p.m. on July 31, 2017.


Judging Criteria:

Points will be awarded based on the criteria below. The photo with the most points from the week will be featured on OSU’s social media channels every Friday during the contest. The entrants featured throughout the contest will be entered into a random drawing for prizes.

Scoring Scale:

Visual impact and relevance to the Orange Adventure contest: 50 points

Creativity: 30 points

Uniqueness: 20 points

Bonus Points:

Photo with an OSU Flag: 5 Points

Photo with orange OSU Shirts: 1 point per shirt    

More than 500 miles from the Edmon Low Library: 5 points


Notification of Winners:

Winners will be announced on Facebook at 5 p.m. on July 31, 2017. If a winner does not respond to notification of the win within 14 days, the winner will be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen, based on the established judging criteria.


Conditions of Participation:

Use of Submissions - By entering this competition, you agree that Oklahoma State University and its affiliates* retain the right to unlimited use of the submitted photographs and stories for university publicity and promotion, without compensation. As a condition of participation, you waive any claim of infringement against Oklahoma State University and its affiliates based upon use of the submitted photograph and stories, and agree to hold harmless Oklahoma State University and its affiliates from any claims or expenses arising as a result of any allegation that you did not own or were not authorized to allow publication and reproduction of the photograph. Oklahoma State University reserves the right to modify or change the Orange Adventures contest rules at any time. Contest is subject to all applicable United States federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


Contest Ownership:

Oklahoma State University and its affiliates are the sole owners and operators of the Orange Adventures contest. Official rules, terms and eligibility requirements, prize information and selection are administered by the University. By participating, entrants release Facebook of any ownership. The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

*Affiliates include the OSU Foundation, Alumni Association, Enrollment Management Division, OSU Athletics, university departments, academic colleges or programs, the City of Stillwater and the Stillwater Convention and Visitors Bureau.