First-day-of-school selfie? Glamour shots with the new roommate? Pics of that HUGE stack of books you just bought? We love 'em all.

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Some back-to-school moments just beg to be immortalized, whether you’re moving away from home for the first time or returning to campus after a summer of adventure. Capture your favorites—from neighborhood excursions to marathon desk-organizing sessions—for a chance to be featured on our social media pages...and a shot at a $100 NYU Bookstore gift card. 


To Enter

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Snap a photo and post on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr, mentioning #myfirstweek and #NYU or @nyuniversity.

Submit by Wednesday, September 9th at 5pm.

We’ll select ten finalists to be featured on NYU’s Facebook page.

Of those, a winner (based on the photo with the most “likes”) will receive a $100 NYU Bookstore gift card—announced Wednesday, September 16.


Contest Rules

• The contest is open to all current NYU students, whether in New York, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, or at any of our study away sites.
• By entering, you grant permission for your contest submissions to be featured on NYU’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and/or Google+ pages, and on NYU Stories.
• You must be an individual (not an organization, club, or group) to enter.
• Your photo should depict YOUR experience of the start of the Fall 2015 semester.
• For consideration, the photo must be posted and tagged #myfirstweek by 5pm on September 9.
• No nudity or profanity, please.
• Only post a photo to which you own the rights. Entries must comply with terms of service for Instagram, Twitter, and/or Tumblr.
• The winner will receive a $100 gift card to the NYU Bookstore.
• The winner will be notified with additional details.
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