Instagram Contest: Model the SS United States



Updated June 15th, 2015: Voting is now closed.

Updated June 1st, 2015: Thank you to all of our entrants for their submissions. Voting will now begin to determine the grand prize winner. Anyone may vote for whichever models they want as many times as they want. Voting will continue for a two week period and end June 14th, 2015. The entry with the most votes will win the grand prize.

Vote for your favorite models below:

Instagram Contest: Model the SS United States

The SS United States Conservancy is proud to announce our first-ever Big U Model Contest on Instagram!

Anyone and everyone is encouraged to enter! Simply create a 3D representation of the SS United States. You can use any combination of materials (wood, plastic, Legos, cake, pipe cleaners, Play-Doh, etc.) When you’re finished with your model, post a picture of it to Instagram with the hashtags #SSUSC and #BigUModelContest and upload it to our website using the form below! On June 1, voting will begin!  We’ll provide instructions on how you can vote for your favorite model – stay tuned. The model with the most votes will win a tour for 2 on the SS United States and will be featured on the Conservancy’s website!

No modeling skills? You can still get in on the action! Simply follow the SS United States Conservancy’s Instagram feed. One Instagram follower will be chosen at random and awarded a replica Duck Suite Key Tag from the Conservancy’s Ebay store.

So what are you waiting for? Submit your entries now and follow the SSUSC on Instagram!

Updated June 1st, 2015: We are no longer accepting submissions at this time.




Contest Rules


To enter the Conservancy’s Big U Model Contest, submit a photo of your model via the form on this page. Also submit your photos to Instagram by tagging them with #SSUSC and #BigUModelContest. All entries must include both hashtags. We also encourage sharing your submissions via Facebook & Twitter. All submissions will be shared publicly on the Conservancy’s Instagram page and the Conservancy’s website.

By following the Conservancy’s Instagram page, you will be automatically registered for our special promotion. One Instagram follower will be randomly selected to receive a prize.

You may enter one or both contests.


All entries must be submitted via Instagram by May 31st, 2015 by 11:59pm EST.

Voting will begin June 1st, 2015 and end June 14th, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. The winning entry will be announced Monday June 15th.

The Instagram promotional prize will be awarded to one user randomly selected from all of the Conservancy’s Instagram followers before June 14th, 2015 11:59pm EST. The winner of the follower prize will be announced Monday June 15th.


Our grand prize will be awarded to the entry with the most votes. The grand prize is a tour for two on the SS United States.

The Instagram promotional prize is (one) Duck Suite Replica Key Tag.

Prize Notifications:

Winners will be contacted and awarded their prizes via e-mail.


Participant retains ownership of the copyright in any submitted photographs. However, by entering photograph(s) in this contest, participant grants the SS United States Conservancy the irrevocable, perpetual right to edit, adapt, use and publish in any media now known or hereafter discovered any or all of the photographs without compensation to the participant, his or her successors or assigns, or any other entity. Entering a submission in this contest constitutes participant’s irrevocable assignment, conveyance, and transference to the SS United States Conservancy of the foregoing rights.