Submission for 2020 Steal this Idea is closed. The submission period for the 2021 competition will open in September.
Steal this Idea is open to any professional or student working within college unions and student activities at an ACUI member institution. Submitted entries must have been created within the calendar year. Additional entry details may be found on the
An entry fee is required for all entries and must be paid prior to judging. The fee will be $50 for the first entry from an institution, then $40 for each additional entry.
ACUI selects judges from across the United States to determine the first place through honorable mention in each category. Criteria includes concept, design, editorial content, and effectiveness. Best in Show is chosen from the first place winners in
all categories. Winning entries are featured in The Bulletin, displayed at the Annual Conference, and published online. Best in Show is announced during The Honors at the Annual Conference.