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Tropicana Student Housing Announces Free Video Contest with $5,000 Prize

Student with the winning video will receive $5,000 credit towards a housing contract at the Villas at Tropicana for the 2012-2013 academic year

Isla Vista, CA – January 9, 2012 – Tropicana Student Housing kicks off 2012 with a free video contest open to current college students. The contest, which will accept submissions from now until January 31, offers students a chance to win $5,000 towards housing for next year at the Villas at Tropicana apartments. The winner will be chosen by popular vote and announced February 16.

The contest topic is ‘Why I Want to Live at the Villas?’ Video entries should highlight in 60 seconds or less why a student would want to live at the Villas and should highlight two highlights from a list of thirteen (see Contest Rules for full list). Examples include:

  • Fully Furnished Apartments
  • You and your Roommates Don’t have to Rent an Entire Apartment — You can Choose an Individual By the Bed Lease or Lease the Entire Apartment
  • Roommate Matching Service
  • Only 3 Blocks from UCSB

The submission process is designed to be quick and easy. Entries can be submitted at and will be accepted through January 31, 2012.

Voting begins February 1. Students, friends, family and faculty are all encouraged to get involved in the voting process, and can vote for their favorite videos once a day. The video with the most votes February 15 wins the grand prize $5,000 credit at the Villas. The second place winner will receive a 20-Meal Card (a $190 value), and the third place winner will receive a 10-Meal Card (a $100 value) valid at either the Tropicana Gardens or Tropicana Del Norte Cafés. Winners will be announced February 16.

“Our entire team at Tropicana Student Housing is very excited about the video contest and we are hoping for a high level of participation from UCSB and SBCC,” said David Wilcox, Executive Director. “We are committed to providing an exceptional experience to our residents at the Villas at Tropicana apartments and at our other two student communities, Tropicana Del Norte Residence Hall and Tropicana Gardens Residence Hall.”

The contest is open to students who have completed a minimum of 12 college credits on or before August 15, 2012 or are 20 years old before August 15, 2012. For full contest rules, visit

To enter, or to get more information, visit

About the Villas at Tropicana

The Villas at Tropicana is an apartment complex situated in the heart of Isla Vista. Recently renovated two-bedroom, two-bathroom furnished apartments geared toward upperclassmen are located blocks from the beach, three blocks from UCSB’s campus, and conveniently next to bus stops. The Villas provides flexible leasing options with a combination of life’s essentials, everyday luxuries, an academic environment and a sense of community. Villas at Tropicana is located at 811 Camino Pescadero in Isla Vista. For more information, call 805-968-4319 or log on to


Wendy Ballard, Director of Marketing

Tropicana Student Housing, 805-968-0351