#MiDecision Day Contest

This year the Michigan College Access Network created an Instagram contest mirroring The College Board’s #Collegiance campaign, in order to encourage Michigan students to participate in the national competition as well as to build some social media buzz around College Decision Day. As you know, Decision Day is Michigan’s version of the national College Signing Day initiative where schools hold an event to celebrate the postsecondary plans of their seniors. The heart of both the national and statewide challenges is for students to post social media pictures and videos creatively announcing the college they’ve decided to attend in the Fall. To learn more about the national contest, visit collegiance.wcm.collegeboard.org.

Winners of the Michigan contest will receive gift cards to help pay for college necessities. MCAN staff have chosen three videos, two photos, and one boomerang post as winners based on creativity and messaging. We wish all of our participants the best of luck within the #Collegiance campaign.

Now, to announce the winners!


Heavyn Word will be attending Oakland University - https://www.instagram.com/p/BT_zQdmlhyI/?tagged=midecisionday

The MCAN staff felt this was an excellent use of the boomerang medium to send a clear and concise declaration of where she’ll be attending. Oakland will be lucky to have you!


Jenny Wu will be attending the University of Michigan - https://www.instagram.com/p/BTqEjrdlcll/?tagged=midecisionday

We loved Jenny’s use of U of M swag and the fun nature of the photo. Best of luck at U of M!


Sara Lindberg will be attending Grand Valley State University - https://www.instagram.com/p/BS6gcqMgdfu/?tagged=midecisionday

Sara’s photo in front of the Cook Carillon Tower won the votes of MCAN staff thanks to its presence on campus and GVSU Apparel. Go Lakers!



Valerie Aten will be attending Michigan State University - https://www.instagram.com/p/BUGIjZPlO46/?tagged=midecisionday

A personal favorite, Valerie blew MCAN staff away by combining her passions with her announcement as well as the explosive twist at the end. Well done Valerie!

Brittany and Friends will be attending the University of Michigan, Alabama State University, Kalamazoo College, Michigan State University, Alabama A&M University, and Northwestern University - https://www.instagram.com/p/BT86Fl8hovN/?tagged=midecisionday

We absolutely loved the creativeness of this post, and the obvious time spent editing and pulling it together. Great job all of you, and we wish you the best of luck in your travels and at your respective schools.

Jacob will be attending Ferris State University - https://www.instagram.com/p/BUGYyg5DrW4/?tagged=midecisionday

Once again, we really enjoyed the inclusion of Jacob’s passion for tennis in the video, and thought it was wonderful how he brought in landmarks from the different campuses. Congrats on finding the one!

Congratulations once again to all of our winners, and thank you to all of our participants in the competition this year. Keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks for our official Decision Day 2017 wrap-up blog post.


Author: Connor McLaughlin, Program Assistant
Posted: May 24, 2017

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