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Seniors can enter the competition by watching the @ohiou Twitter feed on the next two Fridays.

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Seniors vie for prizes in Twitter contest

Ohio University presents final, grand prize contest June 4

Ohio University Communications and Marketing is getting in on the spirit of commencement 2010 with a Twitter contest for seniors. Periodically, @ohiou, the university’s Twitter persona, has tweeted a question about the university and provided a hashtag respondents must include in their answer. A winner is then chosen from respondents.

The most recent contest questions have given seniors a chance to reflect on their Ohio University experience. For example, the first question asked seniors to name their favorite OHIO faculty member and use the hashtag #favouprof. The second question asked seniors to share what they will miss most about Ohio University and use the hashtag #missOU. Even though that phase of the contest has concluded, all members of the university community are invited to continue the conversation just by using the appropriate hashtag.

“We wanted to thank our seniors for choosing OHIO and making our campus their home for their college careers,” said Tasha Attaway, web content manager and the creator of the most recent contests. "An added bonus is that alums and others can keep the conversation going and share their favorite OHIO memories just by using the  hashtags #favouprof and #missOU."

This week, seniors will vie against each other in an Alumni Association website scavenger hunt for the grand prize, an OHIO T-shirt, a gift card to Specialty Books and a matted Ohio University diploma frame. The total value of the grand prize exceeds $200, thanks to contest sponsors the Ohio University Alumni Association, Specialty Books* and the College Bookstore.*

“Although their time as students here is ending, we want them to know that they will always be a part of OHIO as alumni,” Attaway said. “This scavenger hunt can help familiarize them with the vast community of Bobcat alumni and what the Alumni Association can offer them.”

All responses must be within Twitter’s 140-character limit. The question and hashtag are revealed through the “Announcements” section on Ohio University Compass and tweeted by @ohiou*. A hashtag is a word, phrase or code on Twitter that is preceded by the pound sign. It is used to track responses.

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* Following this link takes you away from the Ohio University website. ** Story updated at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2010.