Pinning USF Winners

See who won the first-ever USF Pinterest contest, Pinning USF.

 

By Jenna Withrow

USF.edu News Writer

 

TAMPA, Fla. (August 8, 2012) – The winners for the first-ever Pinterest contest at the University of South Florida have been selected.

 

To celebrate the launch of the USF Pinterest page, the university hosted its first-ever Pinterest contest: Pinning USF. Users were encouraged to create their own USF-themed boards for the chance to win merchandise from the USF Bookstore, as well as the opportunity to become a contributing pinner for the official USF Pinterest page.

 

Transfer student Alyssa Delia won first prize for her entry, “My Team, My Home, USF Bulls.” Delia organized her board into sections of apparel, accessories, campus scenes, food, and more to make it easy to browse. Her board was chosen for its creativity, individuality, and demonstration of USF spirit.

 

“I wanted to show how excited I am to finally become a Bull,” said Delia. She begins her first semester at USF as an art major this fall.

 

Sophomore Joy Pedrow won second prize for her “USF Taste-a-BULLS!” board. Alumna Megan Camero won third prize for her “Life as a Bull :)” board.

 

Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing social media websites in the world, increasing its user base by more than 4,000 percent in the last year, according to a report by ComScore. The invite-only website allows users to organize web content that they find interesting onto virtual pinboards. Additionally, users can browse the website to find new recipes, craft projects, products, and more.

 

On the USF Pinterest page, users will find several university-themed pinboards, including Bulls apparel, campus traditions, residence hall décor, and more. Fans of the university are encouraged to repin, like and comment on pins they find interesting.

 

To visit USF’s Pinterest Page, click here. Browse our Social Media Directory to connect with other university departments on various social media websites.

 

Jenna Withrow covers student life and social media. She can be reached at 813-974-0331.