Here are some FAQs. If you have a question that is not on this page, please contact NACUFS at 517.332.3575.

Keep to Minimum Number of Words

Keep in mind that the judges have 10-12 minutes to review each entry so be mindful of content and how many words you use. Tell your story but try to not use too many words.

Book Designs

Try to use a book template such as Shutterfly or SnapFish, or the like. We prefer books that can lay flat, or mostly flat, for the judges to review. You do NOT receive bonus points for scrap book type covers. The judges are focused on the content inside of the book, not the cover.

Follow the Rules!

Make sure that you number the pages according the contest rules. Example: page 1 should be page 1 with no pictures or text prior to it (a blank page is ok if the page 1, the entry form, is on the right-hand side of the book).

What qualifies as a photograph? 

The following images are considered "photos":



As outlined in the Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards Entry Packet, the photograph limit will count any combination of grouped photos as individual photos.


Collages, etc. would be counted as more than one photograph. In this case, four photographs are included in this collage. 

What about a screenshot or screen capture?

Any social media post or marketing piece containing photos will be counted as a photograph.


This submission contains two photographs in the screenshot. 

I have a photo within a photo. What would that qualify as?  

A photo within a photo counts as one photo. For example, at your dining hall event, you have a photo printed on a large sign, and you would like to include a photo of that sign in your entry. This qualifies as one photo. If you are creating a collage, however as listed above, it would qualify as multiple photos.  

What does not qualify as a photograph? 

 The following images are not considered "photos": 




Award entries are due by March 31, 2020.