Ohio University

Instagram Contest

Return to your Athens State of Mind by recreating a photo of an OHIO memory. For our 2018 Instagram contest, we challenge you to post two photos. One from OHIO's past, and another photo of you recreating that scene today. You can recreate an old photo from your own collection, or browse the University Archives

Instagram Contest Rules

  1. Post two photos on Instagram, one old and one recreation. 
  2. Use the hashtags #OHIOHC2018 and #OHIOThenAndNow to be entered into the contest.
  3. We ask that PRIVATE accounts are made PUBLIC during the contest, so we are able to see your entries.
  4. Each day of Homecoming, a winner will be chosen and we will repost their photos on the OHIO Alumni Instagram page.
  5. The prizes get better each day! Winners will be direct messaged with details about how to claim their prize.

Need inspiration?

We took a few #OHIOThenAndNow shots to inspire you! Enjoy!

On the left, 4 men and a dog sit on the green circa 1890s. On the right, the same photo recreated in 2018
#OHIOThenAndNow photo contest entry
On the left, students on a boat in front of McCracken Hall during a 1968 flood. On the left, ACM recreates the photo in 2018, no flood.
On the left, 4 men stand at the class gateway on West Union St. circa 1910s. On the right, the same photo, recreated in 2018
On the left, students sled down Jeff Hill on whatever they can find during a 2002 snow day. On the right, ACM recreates this photo in summer weather
On the left, looking up Court Street from the Armory circa 1950. On the right, the same shot, in 2018.

Contest Details

  • Instagram is in no way responsible for this contest.
  • Each person who posts an old photo and its recreation on Instagram using the hashtags #OHIOHC2018 and #OHIOThenAndNow between Sept. 14, 2018 and Oct. 20, 2018 at 5 p.m. will be entered.
  • One winner will be announced each day of Homecoming (Oct. 15-20, 2018) on the @OHIOAlumni Instagram channel. 
  • All Ohio University alumni, students and friends are eligible.
  • If you are not an Instagram user, you can participate in the contest by emailing your photos to acm@ohio.edu, and we will post them to Instagram on your behalf.
  • By participating in this contest, the OHIO Alumni Association reserves the right to use your photos and stories in future publications, web pages, etc.