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Introduce Yourself

Here is your chance to make a first impression. Enter the One Word. One World. photo and video contest and introduce yourself to classmates before arriving on campus! The contest is open to all incoming freshmen and transfer students the summer before their first semester — whether you are starting in New York, Abu Dhabi, Paris, London, Shanghai, Florence, or Washington DC.




One Word


Choose one word that describes you, then take a photo or make a short video — no longer than 30 seconds! — that shows who you are in one word.

Tip: Take a look at last year's finalists if you need inspiration.

Learn about entries » 



Your Entry


Submit your photo or video by July 31st using the "One Word. One World." app on HashtagNYU's Facebook page. Incoming students may only submit one entry, so make sure it's final before you submit!

Tip: Submit early for maximum exposure.

Learn about deadlines »



for Finalists


Vote for your favorites starting July 1st and help us decide who should be a finalist. You can vote once per entry per day, so come back often!

Tip: Anyone can vote... Encourage friends, family, and frenemies to vote for your entry.

Learn about voting »



the Winners


Winners chosen by our panel of judges are revealed on the big screen during the Presidential Welcome — imagine that on one of your very first days of school...

Learn about finalists »


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