2022 Team Pride Contest Overview

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Show Us Your Team Pride  at Summer Institute!


Sponsored by Aims Community College

AFIT’s 4th annual Team Pride Contest is a fun way for teams to sow seeds of lasting friendship and harvest fun memories at the 2022 Summer Institute!

If you're new to AFIT or you haven't participated in our Team Pride Contest in the past, we invite you and your team members to dig deep and cultivate your creativity for this year’s challenge.


Contest Challenge: TEAM GREENHOUSE

When your team arrives at Summer Institute, you will find an empty glass greenhouse centerpiece on your team table. During the event, we challenge your team to fill and decorate your greenhouse with creativity to show us the conditions you want to cultivate within your organization.

Judging: A secret panel of judges will be observing on Thursday, 7/21, and Friday, 7/22, as you bring your creation to life. They will pick one winning greenhouse by the end of the day on Friday, July 22. The winning team will be announced on Saturday, July 23.

Prize: The winning team will take home the traveling Team Pride Contest trophy, plus a special prize for individual team members. Will last year’s winners, Arizona Western College, let the trophy go? The answer is up to you! 😊 All teams will get to take home their greenhouses.

Check out some past winners (pdf doc) »


Special Instructions: 

Plan ahead! Below is a photo of the glass greenhouse you will receive. As you can see, the center glass pane opens and can be used for placing items inside the greenhouse. That "working opening" is 3.75" high x 3.375" wide. The greenhouse's overall dimensions are: 10" long x 9" high x 4.5" wide.   

BYO (bring your own) supplies. Examples of items you may need:
Disposable Gloves
Potting soil or orchid mix
Faux plants, succulents, or florals
Decorative stones
Floral foam
Glue gun
Mini rake/shovel

Ziploc bags for packing contents of greenhouse for shipping


AFIT will provide you with the greenhouse’s original box and packaging materials so you can ship your team’s creation back to your campus/home office. There is a FedEx Office located the 4th floor of the hotel.

The Team Pride Contest is open to all 2022 Summer Institute registered attendees, including guests.  


Good luck! 

This year's theme explores concepts related to "Talent & the Future of Work: Leading with Happiness and Humanity." What does this theme mean to your organization? Show us through the creative use of your team table at Summer Institute.

Are you proud of your organization? Show us by wearing your school colors or company attire/accessories on Thursday, July 21 and/or Friday, July 22.