Family of the Year Contest

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Congratulations to our 2021 Families of the Year! 

Non-Legacy Family of the Year - The Glasper Family


Legacy Family of the Year - The Hartke Family


2021 Families of the Year Press Release

Past Saluki Families of the Year

2020: The Gerdes Family and the Vela Family (Press Release)

2021 Saluki 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? 

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. 

The contest is currently closed.