Sharing the best imagery from across our scenic campus and diverse community. Use the #ourUCDavis hashtag on public Instagram posts for a chance to win some unique Aggie prizes – and for a chance to be featured on the .


Entry Period: Monday, Nov. 19, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. PST and ends on Monday, August 31, 2020, at 11:59 a.m. PDT

Winner Announcements: Starting December 2019, on the second Friday of each month during the entry period, winners will be announced via Instagram Stories posts on the @ucdavis Instagram account and contacted via Instagram direct message.


student poses with books in uc davis shields library
Courtesy @mjstara

To enter, the entrant must make a public post on Instagram using the #ourUCDavis hashtag.

Post a public photo on your Instagram account, including the designated #ourUCDavis hashtag. Private posts will not be entered into the sweepstakes as we will not be able to see them. You may enter multiple times, but all entrants are only eligible to receive one (1) PopSockets, regardless if multiple #ourUCDavis posts are selected and shared by the @ucdavis Instagram account. Photos must be the original work of the entrant and may not infringe the intellectual property, privacy, publicity rights, ownership or any other legal or moral rights of any third party. Entrants are encouraged to submit entries consistent with the . Entries depicting or containing illegal activity or unoriginal content will not be considered. Posts from group accounts, organizational accounts, or non-individual accounts are not eligible to win a prize.

Additionally, if #ourUCDavis tagged posts are chosen by the @ucdavis account for sharing on the main @ucdavis account, the entrant will be contacted by @ucdavis via Instagram to request reuse permission.


a uc davis branded popsocket
The ɫƵ popsocket

Winner Prize: ɫƵ-branded gold-colored PopSockets with an overlayed blue ɫƵ wordmark. The approximate retail value is $9.99.

Four (4) winners will be selected at random each second Friday of the month during the sweepstakes entry period.

Winners will need to pick up their prize in person from the front desk in the Office of Strategic Communications located on the third floor of Mrak Hall in Davis, California. Winners will be able to pick up prizes on the second Friday of each month.


egghead statue in front of mrak hall at uc davis
Courtesy @andcboi and @moongihoe

This sweepstake is open to all current ɫƵ students, graduate students, staff, and faculty members. Employees of the ɫƵ Office of Strategic Communications and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes (PopSockets), and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household, are not eligible to participate. Eligibility rules are subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

All entries submitted become the property of ɫƵ, and by participating you agree that ɫƵ may use your submitted photo/video and post content for marketing and advertising purposes.

The odds of winning depend on the number of entrants, inquiries about a number of entrants, and odds may be directed to the ɫƵ Social Media team [socialmedia@ucdavis.edu]. This information will remain available for one year after the sweepstakes close.

ɫƵ may cancel this sweepstake in the event of technical problems or electronic attacks affecting the administration of the offer. Any sweepstakes entrant found to intentionally interfere with the operation of the offer will be disqualified. ɫƵ retains the right to hide or delete entries on the ɫƵ Instagram account if found in violation of ɫƵ policies, or for any other reason at ɫƵ’ sole discretion. ɫƵ is not responsible for lost, damaged, delayed, or misdirected prizes. ɫƵ is not responsible for lost or misdirected sweepstakes entries. Prize(s) may not be redeemed for cash.

Through your participation in this sweepstake, you are providing your information to ɫƵ and not to Instagram. You acknowledge that this sweepstake is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. By your participation in this Sweepstakes, you agree to release ɫƵ and Instagram from any liability related to the sweepstakes or your participation in the sweepstakes.

Information provided will not be retained, sold, or used in any way other than specifically set for in these rules.