As Region IV gears up for the Regional Conference in Salt Lake City, we’re excited to see your submission(s) for Steal this Idea!

This dynamic competition that celebrates the creativity happening in each of our Institutions and showcases the best and brightest in marketing for Region IV.

About Steal this Idea

Steal this Idea is an excellent way to collaborate throughout the region and inspire additional creativity.

  • Entries will be accepted through September 22.
  • Submit entries as a .jpeg file, no larger than 600 pixels in height.
  • Participant divisions are professional (college or university) staff and student staff.
  • You may submit an unlimited number of entries.
  • Entries must have been produced for use between November 1, 2016, and October 31, 2107.
  • Submit entries to this dropbox link. Make sure files are named with your institution, your first and last name, participant division, the category of entry, and entry name. (i.e., CSU-Donnyale-Ambrosine-Professional-SinglePagePrint-Doodle-Pad).
  • Due to the complexity of judging, please note that entries that do not meet the above submission requirements will be discarded.

  • All entries will be displayed electronically at the conference during the vendor fair 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Friday.
  •  Winning entries will be featured in regional publications.
  • Winning entries will receive an official ACUI Region IV Steal this Idea digital badge indicating the award received, perfect for use on your publications, digital designs, or to create a certificate to provide to students or place on prominent display.
  • Region IV Best of Show winner will be be given the option of having Region IV pay for their winning Region IV Best of Show entry to the Association's 2018 Steal this Idea competition. To take advantage of this award benefit, the winning entrant must email the Region IV Steal this Idea subcommittee ( indicating interest to enter the competition. Email requesting payment the submission must be received by October 6.


Below are categories for the Region IV Steal this Idea competition:

  • Single-page print (postcard, simple mailers, posters, flyers, etc.)
  • Multiple-page print (magazines, annual reports, calendars, etc.)
  • Single-page digital (digital campaigns, LCD Screens, wayfinding, advertising, etc.)
  • Multiple-page digital (websites, digital campaigns, dynamic presentations, etc.)
  • Videos
  • Promotional campaigns
  • Logo/brand identity
  • Swag/promotional premiums (T-shirts and other premiums)
  • Interior/wall art and signage

Select ACUI Region IV Conference Planning Team and Regional Leadership Team members and staff will serve as judges to determine awards. Criteria include concept, design, editorial content, and effectiveness.


ACUI assumes all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant, with all rights granted therein. ACUI is not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrants.


Please email the 2017 Region IV Steal this Idea Subcommittee at