Parents & Families

Show us the #UWFamily experience through your eyes!


What does #UWFamily mean to you?

Answer for yourself by entering our photo and video contest, and you could win great photo gear, Husky swag and more!

Prizes will go to the top 3 submissions in the following categories:

  • Best photo capturing UW families in action
  • Best photo featuring #UWFamily love
  • Best video capturing the spirit of Parent & Family Weekend 2018

Prizes include

  • Apple iPad
  • Husky-themed Instax Mini prize pack
  • University Bookstore gift cards
  • Exclusive UW gear…and more!

Entering is simple

Capture photos and video clips that show what family means to you – see below for a list of helpful tips.

Then, all you have to do is submit your great photos and videos by Monday, April 23rd (click the button below for our entry form). 

All currently enrolled UW students – at all three campuses and of any class standing – are eligible. There’s no limit to how many times you can enter, and you don’t have to be registered to attend Parent & Family Weekend in order to participate. 

What happens next?

Winners will be announced the week of May 14th on the UW Student Life Facebook page, so if you haven’t already, be sure to ‘Like’ our page!

Helpful tips

We can’t wait to see the results of UW students’ boundless creativity, and to that end, we have designed this to be an open ended contest, with only a few guidelines to keep in mind to increase your chances of winning:

Ask for permission

  • Before taking photos or videos where individuals’ faces will be clearly visible, please ask permission – it’s the right thing to do, but is also a step that may allow us to feature your work more broadly if it wins a prize!

Submit high-resolution files, and filetypes we can read easily

  • Photos should be at least 300 dpi high-resolution jpg file – please do not submit pdf, png, bmp or other filetypes not listed here
  • For videos, we can accept mov, mp4 and wmv files of at least 720p. Please do not submit flv files or other filetypes not listed here
  • If submitting multiple files, be sure to zip or compress the files into a single folder (send us a link to the whole compressed folder)

Tips for video

  • If you’re using a smartphone to capture video, please use a horizontal format
  • Keep ’em short and sweet: We encourage you to limit video length to five minutes. (Our hardworking review team will thank you!)

…and of course, for both photos and video, please keep the Student Conduct Code in mind when deciding what type of content to submit.

Questions about PFW 2018?

Check out the PFW website for up to date details. You may also contact or 206-616-8160.