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National Alumni Society Competitions

The purpose of the Homecoming Competitions hosted by the National Alumni Society is to promote school spirit and greater involvement among UAB faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Any school, department, or unit of UAB is eligible to participate in these competitions.

The winners of the various competitions will be presented with awards or plaques during the main athletic Homecoming event.

The deadline for all applications is Friday, October 20, 2023 at 5:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. All applications will be completed online at uab.edu/homecoming..

1. Blazer Build It Competition


  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place (1st Place will also receive $250.00*)
  • Most Creative
  • Best Use of Theme

2. Gurney Derby Race


  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Place (pizza party provided for 1st Place - up to 12 people)
  • Best Dressed Gurney
  • Most Creative Passenger
  • Dead Last Award (this award will be presented to the team with the slowest time)

3. Parade Float Competition


  • Most Creative Float Design
  • Best Use of Homecoming Theme
  • Best Display of Blazer Spirit

*All prize money will be deposited in a school-related alumni chapter account to be used for alumni activities.