Connections Instagram Photo Contest: Enter Today!

BYU’s College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences is all about connections—in and between families, societies, political systems, lands, and even between the past and the present! That’s why we call our annual magazine Connections. And we want to connect better with you!

We want to learn about some of the unique ways that our audience members connect, and not just with their wi-fi! Connections can be made in many different ways and with many different things or people. Doing family history can connect you with your ancestors.  Rotating weekly cooking arrangements that let you eat together can connect you with your roommates. Taking a morning walk every day may be your key for reconnecting with nature. Connections are everywhere!

Show us who or what you connect with, in Instagram, and you could win some amazing prizes!

 “My Connections” Contest Description:

“My Connections” is a photo contest through FHSS’s Instagram page. Your photo should depict a connection of some kind. You may choose to focus on a connection with

  • your community
  • your heritage
  • your education
  • your environment
  • your family
  • your friends or roommates

Or something else. Think outside of the box and be creative. You may not even recognize something you do as a means of connection until you take the time to stop and think. Three winners will be chosen. Each individual may enter one photo to the contest. The photo must be an original one you took.

To Be Eligible For This Contest You Must:

  1. Have an Instagram account
  2. Follow @byufhss on Instagram.

You don’t have to be a BYU student to enter, but you do need to post only BYU-appropriate content.

How to Enter the Contest:

  1. Post a picture on Instagram with the following:
    • A caption that describes the significance of the photo and how what is happening in the photo helps you connect
    • Tag @byufhss
    • Include #byufhssconnect in the caption

Contest Timeline:

Contest Timeline

Enter: You may enter the contest at anytime between Monday, November 30th and Wednesday, December 9th. Entries will not be accepted after midnight on December 9th.

Top Five: On Friday, December 11th the top five photos will be announced through the FHSS Instagram account (@byufhss). This decision will be based on creativity, aesthetic appeal, and relevance to the theme. Each of the top five photos will be posted onto the FHSS Instagram account exactly as it was entered. **Please note: By entering the contest, you give us permission to share your photo. You will be given credit.

Voting: Voting will determine 1st and 2nd place out of the top five. It will be conducted through the FHSS Instagram account and will be based on the number of likes each photo receives.”Likes” will ONLY be counted on the photos on the FHSS Instagram (“likes” on individual Instagram accounts will not be considered). Voting will take place between Friday, December 11th and will go until Sunday, December 13th at midnight.

Winners: 1st and 2nd and place winners will be announced on Monday, December 14th!


  • 1st place: a $50 Visa Gift Card (think: Christmas shopping done!)
  • 2nd place: a $30 finals survival kit full of goodies from the BYU Bookstore

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

*Note: by submitting a photo and entering the contest, the entrant affirms that it is his or her original work, and gives the BYU College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences permission to use it in any of its various communications channels, including but not limited to the annual Connections magazine.

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