WPCC and United Way Mask-erade


The Mask-erade has ended! Stay tuned to see the winning masks this week! Or visit our Facebook or Instagram!



 It's time to celebrate our 2021 workplace campaign with Western Piedmont Community College!  All WPCC students are invited to join the MASK-ERADE, a mask decorating competition. Face masks are still and may continue to be a big part of our lives for a while. So why not make it fun? 


Burke County United Way's current campaign is called Keep Learning Moving Forward, focused on supporting the needs of Burke County K-12 students. Learn more on our campaign page. With the goal of Keeping Learning Moving Forward in mind, the theme of the Mask-erade is EDUCATION and what it means to you!

Entry Guidelines

  • Use the theme of EDUCATION to decorate your mask however you want (see Creative Inspiration below for ideas).

  • Entries can be from an individual, group, club, class or department.

  • Your decorated/designed mask must be a wearable, breathable mask

  • Give your mask a creative name when you submit.

  • When submitting your mask, you will upload a photo. Make sure photos include someone wearing the mask!

  • You must be a student at Western Piedmont Community College to enter!

**Submissions for this contest are closed!**


maskerade flyer


After all submissions have been accepted, voting begins on this page beginning at Noon on Tuesday March 23rd -  Friday March 26th!

Anyone can vote, and vote as many times as they want. Each vote is a $5 Donation. Stay tuned for voting!


There will be a First Place and Second Place prize for the mask with the most votes. Prizes will include local restaurant gift certificate!

The United Way staff will also choose Honorable mentions for Most Creative Mask Name and our overall favorites. Those winners will receive a Burke County United Way T-shirt!


If you need a free mask to decorate, you can pick up a mask in the Student Services Office on WPCC's campus, in the top floor of Hildebrand Hall. Please call before coming to make an appointment: 828.448.6046.

Supplies you may want to use:

  • Hot glue, super glue or Mod Podge
  • Magazine/newspaper cuttings
  • Needle and thread
  • Other fabrics
  • Sequins and buttons

Check out this How-To decorate a blank face mask article.

Creative Inspiration

The theme for this competition is Education, which is the focus of our current fundraising campaign, "Keep Learning Moving Forward." Below are some ideas relating to education that you may want to use for your mask!

  • Literature: pick your favorite novel or author
  • Geography: Let your mask reveal your favorite place in the world
  • History: show us your favorite historical figure(s)
  • STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math
  • Show off your department or area of study
  • Whatever else Education means to you

Get Those Votes!

​​​​​​After you submit your mask, share about it on your social media and ask your friends to vote between March 22-26!  Here is a post template you can copy and paste to promote your mask:

I'm helping raise funds this week for Burke County United Way through Western Piedmont Community College and I need your help! Please follow this link to vote for my mask and support Burke County students. bcuw.org/wpcc  #KeepLearningMovingForward