2023 ACE Grad Cap Contest – Full Details & Official Rules


June 20, 2023

Christine Dickson

Christine Dickson

Content Marketing Manager

It’s time for the annual ACE Grad Cap Contest!

From June 26 to July 21, all 2023 ACE graduates can enter for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and a beautiful ACE diploma frame by decorating a graduation cap and sharing a photo of it with us. Whether you plan to celebrate in person or virtually, use your mortarboard as a canvas to commemorate this big achievement.

There will be two grand prize winners. See below for how to enter.

Enter on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram

Post a photo of your decorated grad cap on social media:

  • Use the hashtags #ACEGrad2023 and #ACECommencement in your post.
  • Tag us in your post (@ACEedu on Twitter, @ACE_edu on Instagram, American College of Education on Facebook).
  • Make sure your social media account is set to public.

Enter via Email

For those who do not use social media or prefer to keep their social media private, send your photo to [email protected].

Contest Details

Only American College of Education 2023 eligible graduates are eligible to enter. We will only accept one submission per graduate. Graduation cap decorations may not include profanity or other inappropriate words and/or images.

The contest runs from Monday, June 26, 2023 to Friday, July 21, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. A panel of volunteer judges from across the college will vote on their favorite entries. The two entries that receive the most votes will be declared the winners. Winners will be contacted during the week of July 24, 2023. You must complete the steps above to be eligible to win. By participating in the ACE Grad Cap Contest, you agree to abide by ACE’s official contest rules terms and conditions. If you have any additional questions, please contact [email protected].

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