Hey there, freshmen. How's it going? Your RA's a turd and the sauce on your dining hall's pizza is inexplicably brown? Sounds about right. We can't help you there, but we can clue you in on a helpful little contest we're running with Axe and Target: The Dormroom Recovery Project.


Chances are your dorm currently looks like an explosion of clothes, duffle bags, cases of preemptive Costcos purchases that your Mom made while you were getting you school ID, totally chill posters that will be stomped on and destroyed before you ever hang them, and a light, but permanent coat of glitter from your bastard RA's "fun" decorations.

This is not exactly what you had in mind when you screamed "FREE AT LAST!" at your parents' retreating SUV.

But fear not, dear frosh (and you sophomore, junior, and senior slobs, too). If you can prove to us that your 10×10 cesspool of filth is truly the most putrid chunk of collegiate space in the known world, you could trade in your mess of crap for a mess of prizes. The top three filthiest rooms will win a Target GiftCard worth $5,000, $10,000, or $15,000 respectively. Do you have any idea how many awesome duvet covers you could buy with that much money? You could probably even pay to have someone tell you what on earth a duvet is!

Click here to find out how to submit your hovel for consideration!

Hurry though, because the contest's deadline is September 10th and we're not giving out extensions.