Although El Paso area graduates may not be able to have a traditional ceremony this year, Sunland Park Mall is providing special opportunities throughout the summer to honor 2020 graduates and to commemorate their accomplishments.
Sunland Park Mall’s parent company, Washington Prime Group, will host a digital graduation cap photo contest called #ScholarSpree, presented in partnership with Vervantis, Inc and Lewis Sign.
“We know missing traditional graduation ceremonies and the end of senior year has been hard for the class of 2020 and their families,” said Kelley Baker, General Manager of Sunland Park Mall. “These students have worked so hard and are off to change the world. It is an honor for Sunland Park Mall to commemorate their hard work and bring the community together to celebrate these students.”
Washington Prime Group is giving away $10,000 to 13 lucky winners who will have the chance to win prizes ranging from $500 to $3,000 to spend at any Washington Prime Group property nationwide.
The prize money is intended to help graduates prepare for their next steps after graduation.
High school and University graduates from the class of 2020 are encouraged to decorate the top of their graduation cap, or submit a creative graduation photo, and then share their masterpiece on social media, tagging @WashingtonPrimeGroup with the hashtag
All of the entries will be posted on a landing page where friends and family can vote for their favorite design. Winners will be determined by the caps with the most votes on the website.
The #ScholarSpree contest will run from May 8 until June 12. Winners will be announced June 19.
All of the entries will be pulled together to create a unique work of art – a digital mosaic posted on Sunland Park Mall’s website. The celebratory tribute is another way to honor graduates across the country, during this time of social distancing.
“In the midst of an unprecedented health situation, more than ever, Sunland Park Mall is embracing its role as a community partner by finding unique ways to transform its space for social good,” Sunland Park Mall officials added.
“Honoring 2020 graduates is one way that Sunland Park Mall is showing its support for the local community during this difficult time.”