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Saluki Family Association Family of the Year Contest

New Student Programs is hosting a contest for your family to be named Family of the Year during Saluki Family Weekend, September 24th-26th!  A committee will select one legacy family and one non-legacy family for our contest! (Legacy = parent or guardian is an SIU Carbondale graduate.) 

The two Families of the Year will receive a prize package including a one-night stay at the Hampton Inn Carbondale during Family Weekend, football tickets to SIU vs. Illinois State, Saluki swag and more! 

How to enter the contest: 
Complete the form below, which provides the option to answer the following questions via a written statement or video submission: 
1) Why are you proud to be a part of the Saluki family? 
2) Why should your family be selected as the 2021 Saluki Family of the Year? 

 Click here to enter contest

 Entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 10th. Winners will be notified by Wednesday, September 15th. 

A panel of judges will review all submissions based on creativity, family support, enthusiasm and execution. 
Contact New Student Programs at 618/453-1000 or with any questions. 


Congrats to the 2020 winners, the Vela and Gerdes Families!

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 Learn about the winning families here!