In my opinion, summer and team events go together like picnics and watermelon. Managers often take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and slower business time (depending on your industry) by having some fun with their teams.
It appears that our customers agree! When we asked them to share their favorite summer team events, we received 100 ideas! Apparently Baudville isn’t the only company that celebrates its teams in the summer!
Over the last two weeks, we’ve had the various summer team event ideas posted on our Facebook page, and the entries received 530 likes! Today, we’re excited to announce our winners and their fun team event ideas!
First Place Winner: DTA Child and Youth Services
DTA Child and Youth Services snuck up from behind for the win! Their summer team event is a Runaway Bride Wellness Challenge. Four women from the team are currently planning weddings, so they took this opportunity to inspire the entire office to get fit and healthy. Great job ladies!
Each member of their team has won a TEAM themed gift journal and tote gift set, Twist Top Tumbler, and Sweet Treats.
Second Place Winner: University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Student Involvement and Employment Office
University offices tend to be much slower during the summer, creating an ideal time to have fun and encourage team building. The team’s favorite event is SIEO Top Chef! Every other week, the team has a themed cooking competition. The picture below shows the results from their breakfast food week. After every one enjoys the treats, they vote on the tastiest and most creative dishes. The winner gets to wear a button on their lanyard to show off their cooking skills!
Each member of their team has won a TEAM themed gift Twist Top Tumbler and Sweet Treats.
Third Place Winner: Georgia Teen Institute
The Georgia Teen Institute runs a summer leadership program for teens, and this year the staff enjoyed an “Amazing Race” competition. There was a scavenger hunt, wacky challenges and goofy pictures taken. The entire team was rewarded with ice cream and popsicles at the end!
Each member of their team has won one of our popular TEAM themed gift Twist Top Tumbler!
Congratulations to all the winners! You can read all the Summer Team Event ideas and stories from the contest on our Facebook page or by downloading our new Summer Team Event Ideas eBook. The eBook is a compilation of the ideas we received for the contest. It's full of events and activities your team will love!
Read Summer Team Event Social Media Contest to learn more about the contest.
Cori is Baudville's in-house Recognitionista (she's officially a Certified Recognition Professional, too) and a member of the Millennial generation. Get her employee recognition tips and special discounts by liking Baudville on Facebook.