Contests

Guess the Weight

TGFS Guess the Weight volunteers and Miss Bee Haven

Sitting l-r; TGFS Chair Jeff Adams, Staff Assembly Chair Darolyn Striley, Diane Ullman, Art/Science Fusion Program, and Robbin Thorp, Emeritus Department of Entomology and Nematology and the 2017 TGFS Planning Committee.

Our 2017 TGFS Guess the Weight contest is underway!  This year’s special guest for our photo is “Miss Bee Haven” located at The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. The contest rules are simple, guess the weight of “Miss Bee Haven,” (the bee base is not included in the weight) and her friends in the photo. The guess closest to the actual weight, without going over, will win a Southern California vacation – 3 day/ 2 night hotel stay in Anaheim or San Diego, and 2 adult 1-day Disneyland or SeaWorld tickets. If there is a tie, the winner will be decided by a drawing. Start calculating and buzz on by the TGFS both on May 24 to be part of this staff tradition to enter your lucky guess! 

2017 TGFS Logo

Staff are invited to submit their entry for next year’s TGFS logo by 5 p.m., Monday, April 24. Contest rules and how to submit can be found here. The winning logo will be printed on the website, t-shirts, buttons and other promotional items for TGFS 2018. 

Spot the Pin

Show your spirit by wearing your Staff Pin to the picnic. The TGFS Spot the Pin committee will be giving out hundreds of tickets for a prize raffle. Prizes will be donations from vendors that attend TGFS 2017.

List of committee members

Don’t have a pin but want one? Do not dismay! Staff Pins are available for $10.00 at the UC Davis Bookstore. More information about the benefits of ownership can be found at Pin Program page.

NEW - Watermelon Eating Contest

watermelon eating contest

Here is how the Watermelon Eating Contest works...

Each time it is run we will have 8 contestants partake in the event. Contestants will have 3 minutes to finish their slice. At the end of the time limit the first male and first female to eat the most watermelon will be declared the “Champion” and small prizes will be awarded. Any style of eating is allowed as long as the watermelon is consumed. Remember no hands allowed. Participants will get further details**

The event will run four times at 11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:30pm, and 1:00 pm Sign Up here!

NEW - Lime and Spoon Contest

lime and spoon

Here is how the Lime and Spoon Competition works...

Each time it is run we will have 3 to 4 teams of (4 players) can partake in each event. Each team has four participants who will participate in a relay. You balance the lime on the spoon and race to the goal. Teams transition the lime by balancing the transition. If you drop the lime, you must return to the starting point and try again. You can only hold the spoon in one hand or your mouth. The first team whose players all complete the race wins the game and will be declared the “Champion” and small prizes will be awarded. Participants will get further details**

The event will run four times at 11:15am, 11: 45 pm, 12:15pm, and 12:45pm Sign Up here