Whitney Hale

By

UK Ready for the Instagram Spotlight

Published: Oct 29, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2012) — Pictures are meant to be taken and shared with the world and now there's an app for that. With all the buzz surrounding the popular social media photo sharing application Instagram, the University of Kentucky is officially launching its own Instagram profile, @universityofky. In celebration of the launch, UK will present a monthly contest throughout the fall and spring semesters.

 

The UK Instagram account will showcase pictures of campus, students, and all things Big Blue Nation. The account will also be participating in Throwback Thursday in honor of the university's sesquicentennial by sharing photos from UK's storied past and marking them with the hashtag #UK150.

 

In celebration of the account's November launch, UK's Instagram profile will present its first ever Instagram contest. Prizes? Limited edition NCAA Championship T-shirts.

 

Participating in the Instagram contest is easy. First, if you already have an Instagram profile, follow @universityofky on Instagram. If not, download Instagram to your smart phone or tablet computer, and create a free account. Second, each month watch UK's feed for a specific picture with a clue in the description. Figure out the clue and then find the landmark in question for a prize voucher with directions on how to claim your T-shirt. It's that simple.

 

Participants will need an Instagram or Twitter account to be able to follow @universityofky to receive the clues. Instagram is a free photo sharing social media app that allows users to take a picture, choose filters to transform its look, and then post to Instagram and share with other social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS: Allison Elliott, allison.elliott@uky.edu, or Whitney Hale, whitney.hale@uky.edu

instagram_images.jpg
December
 
1
Resumes and Cover Letters
Circle of Love Gift Return
Mon
2
UK Guitar Studio
Circle of Love Gift Return
Tue
3
Networking and Job Search
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: Wayne's World
Study Sounds: Classical Concert
Wed
4
LNFS Presents: Frozen
Ballet Music of Tchaikovsky
Circle of Love Gift Pick-Up
Live Screening of Orion Spacecraft Re-entry
Massage on the Go
Thu
5
LNFS Presents: Winter's Bone
LNFS Presents: Gremlins
Open Studio
Circle of Love Gift Pick-Up
Fri
6
Snow Skiing @ Perfect North Slopes
Sat
7
Free Holiday Shopping Shuttle to Fayette Mall
Sun
8
Undergraduate Research Information Session "How to Find a Faculty Mentor"
Mon
9
Job Club - Identifying Your Skills
Paws for Stress Relief
Tue
10
 
Wed
11
 
Thu
12
Last Day of Classes
Fri
13
 
Sat
14
Free Holiday Shopping Shuttle to Fayette Mall
Finals Treats
Sun
15
Final Exams
Crunch Brunch
Mon
16
Final Exams
Jazzy Holiday Concert
Tue
17
Final Exams
Caregiver Support Group
Wed
18
Final Exams
Thu
19
Final Exams
End of 2014 Fall Semester
Fri
20
 
Sat
21
 
Sun
22
 
Mon
23
 
Tue
24
 
Wed
25
 
Thu
26
 
Fri
27
 
Sat
28
 
Sun
29
 
Mon
30
 
Tue
31
 
Wed
 
 
 
Jan 14
Bicycle Trivia 01/14/2015

Wed, 01/14/2015

Fri, 01/16/2015

Wed, 01/21/2015

Reset Page