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Historic Chapter Photos Contest

Post your pictures to the Sigma Tau Delta History Board on Pinterest, and you could win a prize!

Historic Chapter Photos Contest Winners

Deadline: Monday, November 4, 2013

1924 Anniversary LogoTo help us celebrate Sigma Tau Delta's 90th anniversary, chapters are invited to share images of their most interesting historic photos and archived items. Up to three $50 gift certificates will be awarded for Sigma Tau Delta merchandise.

Please share chapter photos depicting any of the following subjects:

  1. Memorable chapter life experiences
  2. Chapter events
  3. Archived items, examples include:
  • textiles that reflect a chapter's history, such as wall hangings, quilts, and artwork
  • tools and equipment such as typewriters, pens, and inkwells
  • advertising, promotional, and documentary items (e.g., documents showing when a chapter was chartered, convention memorabilia, author signatures, chapter meeting minutes, yearbooks, etc.)
  • written or oral histories (e.g., about earliest alumni, chapter stories and events, articles published in magazines and newspapers, etc.)
  • graduation memorabilia (e.g., stoles, cords, sashes, etc.)

Up to three prizes will be awarded for

  1. Best overall photo
  2. Most interesting archive item
  3. Best overall photo before 1950

If you have a Pinterest account, follow the Sigma Tau Delta Chapter History Board and then send an email to sigmaoffice@niu.edu requesting permission to be added as a contributor. Once approved you can pin directly to the board. If you do not have a Pinterest account, you can simply email your photos to sigmaoffice@niu.edu and we can pin them for you. All pins/photos must contain a short description that explains what is pictured and your school name. You may also include a link to your chapter website. Note: photos may be used for our 90th Anniversary Video, and/or may be posted on our websites.

Before posting any images scanned from original printed photographs, please submit a media release signed by any individuals in the photo that can be identified and contacted. If the individuals cannot be contacted, please indicate why. Photos previously used in a publication, such as a yearbook, magazine, or newspaper may be posted without a media release. Email scanned media releases and other notations. Include in the email your school name, a brief description of the photo, and the names of people in each photo to sigmaoffice@niu.edu.

To be considered, photos must be posted by Monday, November 4. Winners will be announced in the December eNews.


Best Overall Photo
Utah State University, Rho Tau Chapter. The Great Gatsby inspired literary ball fundraiser.

Most Interesting Archive Item
Western Illinois University, Phi Delta Chapter. Western State 1943 membership certificate. Western State is now Western Illinois University.

Best Overall Photo Before 1950
University of Nebraska Omaha, Kappa Gamma Chapter. University of Omaha, The Tomahawk 1936.