In a Word Contest

See your word in lights

Contest Open to Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni.

Please describe the UIC experience in a word. That word, however, must include the letter “O.” Please reference the photo to understand how the ads will appear on the billboard. The word should contain only one “O.”

Remember we are not only trying to attract prospective students, but we want to instill pride in our 309,000+ proud alumni. You may enter as many times as you want as long as you submit a different word each time. 

One winner will be selected and will see their word in “lights” and made into a digital billboard message during the week of April 4, 2022. The winner will also receive a UIC swag bag filled with goodies such as a T-shirt, leather-bound UIC writing journal, ID holder just to name a few items.

Submission Deadline

March 25, 2022, 12:00 Midnight
For the week of April 4, 2022

For duplicated word submissions, one winner will be randomly selected by a member of the Strategic Marketing Communication team.

Winners will be notified by email.

If you have any questions, please email Katie Hession, Director of Marketing and Brand Management,

Please use the form below for your submission: