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Homecoming isn’t just for University students and alumni, it's also for kids!

Junior Royalty

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Every Homecoming we host a Jr. Royalty competition. Two winners are selected from the following age groups: 4 and under, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12. Winners receive a Goldy crown and sash. Winners in each category are also featured as special guests in the University of Minnesota Homecoming Parade. Lastly, all winners are given 3 Gopher Football tickets for Homecoming gameday.

Junior Royalty Rules

Who May Enter:

The Junior Royalty is open to any child age 12 or under.

Entry:

Junior Royalty candidates should complete the required Google Form found at homecoming@umn.edu. As well as submit a photo of themselves and an artistic entry to homecoming@umn.edu, please include the child's name in the subject line of the email. Complete candidate submissions must be submitted by Friday, September 10, 2019 no later than 11:59 p.m to be eligible.

Artistic Entry:

This portion of the application allows the candidates to share their creative side. We ask that the candidates submit any form of an art piece that they made that describes why they should be Jr. Royalty. This could be a written piece (essay, poem, song, etc), video, drawing, painting, picture of a 3D sculpture that the candidate made, etc. In addition to completing the application, we ask that the artistic entry be emailed to homecoming@umn.edu by September 10th, 2021 along with a photo of the candidate.

Judges:

The Homecoming Junior Royalty Selection Committee shall be comprised of the Homecoming Parade Coordinator, Marketing Coordinator, Program Board Coordinators, and Advisor(s).

Judging:

The Google Form submission should be completed by the child with as little assistance as possible from a parent or guardian. Entries will be judged by the Homecoming Junior Royalty Committee based on the judges’ assessment of merit, effort and representation of Golden Gopher spirit. The decision of the judges will be final. Chances of winning will depend on the number of entries and their merits.

Timeline:

Entries must be received by Friday, September 10, 2021. The committee will notify the winners by Wednesday, September 15th, 2021. Each winner should confirm their participation in the Homecoming Parade and half time show of the Homecoming football game prior to the Homecoming Parade, preferably by September 21st.

Prizes:

Two winners will be selected from the following three age groups: 4 and under, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12. Winners will receive a Goldy crown and sash. Winners in each category will additionally be featured as special guests in the University of Minnesota Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 24, 2021 (check-in at 5:00 p.m, parade starts at 6:30 p.m). Lastly, all winners will be given 3 Gopher Football tickets for the following gameday against Bowling Green on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Junior Royalty and one parent/guardian will receive the opportunity to walk out onto the field during halftime! All winners will need to be accompanied by their parent, or guardian in the parade and to the football game. A parade vehicle will be provided and driven for the winners and their guest. The winners will receive an email with information regarding participation in the Homecoming Parade following the conclusion of the contest.

Please email any questions to homecoming@umn.edu, or call (612) 626-6919.

Coloring Contest

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Homecoming 2021 Coloring Contest Rules

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Who May Enter:

The coloring contest is open to any child age 12 or under.

Entry:

Entry by Email:

A photo or scanned copy of the colored drawing sheet should be emailed to homecoming@umn.edu. The subject line should be the child's first and last name. Contest submissions must be turned in by Wednesday, September 15th by 4:30pm to be eligible. Entries must also fill out the associated Google Form to ensure the winners can be contacted.

Entry by Mail/Drop Off:

Colored drawing submissions should be mailed or dropped off to the Student Activities Office Contest submissions must be turned in by Wednesday, September 15th to be eligible. Complete the attached form and include it with your colored drawing submission.Mailed/dropped off submissions should be sent/brought to the following address:

Student Unions and Activities Office SEE HCC

Attn: Gennie Krause

300 Washington Avenue SE, 126 Coffman Memorial Union

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Judges:

The Homecoming Coloring Contest Committee shall be comprised of the Homecoming Parade Coordinator, Royalty Coordinator, Student Events and Entertainment Committee Members, and Advisor(s).

Judging:

The coloring sheet should be colored by the child with limited assistance from a parent or guardian. Only coloring crayon, coloring pencil, and marker drawings will be accepted. Entries will be judged by the Homecoming Coloring Contest Committee based on the judges’ assessment of merit, effort and representation of Golden Gopher spirit. The decision of the judges will be final. Chances of winning will depend on the number of entries and their merits.

Timeline:

Entries must be received by Wednesday, September 15, 2021 no later than 4:30 p.m. The committee will notify the winners by September 17, 2021. Each winner should confirm their availability to arrive at the parade by September 22nd by 11:59pm.

Prizes:

Two winners will be selected in the following three age groups: 4 and under, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12. Winners in each category will win an age-appropriate Homecoming prize pack.