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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 — whether you are starting in New York, Abu Dhabi, Paris, London, Shanghai, or Florence.




One Word

Now to August 3

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

July 1 to August 3

Submit your photo or video by August 3rd using the "One Word. One World." app on HashtagNYU's Facebook page. Incoming students will need a Facebook account and 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

July 1 to August 3

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 until August 3rd.

Learn about voting »



for Winners

August 4 to August 10

Vote in the final round starting August 4th to decide who will be featured at the Presidential Welcome! You can vote once per entry per day — but for as many entries as you want each day — so keep encouraging friends to vote for you (or your favorites).

Tip: Number of votes are important, but they're not the only factor when choosing finalists.

Learn about finalists »


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