Grad Cap Contest

How to enter

All UTA students participating in spring 2023 ceremonies can submit their grad cap designs during the entry period via email.

Send a picture of your decorated cap to, entrants are asked to identify their entries by putting "Spring 2023 Grad Cap Contest" in the email subject line. Emails MUST be from an email address and include your first and last name, major, and what your cap design means to you.

Contest Timing (CST)

Entry period: Monday, April 17, at 9 a.m. – Friday, May 5, at 11:59 p.m.

Voting period: Tuesday, May 9, at 12 p.m. – Monday, May 15, at 12 p.m.

Winners announced: Tuesday, May 16, at 5 p.m.


All eligible entries will be uploaded to a Spring #ForeverMaverick album on the UTA Facebook page after the entry period closes. Voting will commence on Tuesday, May 9, at 12 p.m. The UTA community will vote by “liking” its favorite grad cap design. All Facebook reactions will count as votes. Voting ends Monday, May 15, at 12 p.m.

Winner Selection

The contest entry with the most votes at the end of the voting period will be the first place prize package winner and will receive a diploma frame from the UTA Bookstore. The contest entries with the second and third most votes will win second and third place and be featured on our page. The first place winner will be notified via email and will have seven days to respond and claim their prize package.

Eligibility & Additional Information

This contest is open to all UTA students graduating during the spring 2023 commencement ceremonies. By partaking in this contest, you agree that UTA may use your submitted photo and post content for marketing and advertising purposes. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook.