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Name the Baby Hawks Contest

Name the Baby Hawks Contest

The two red-tailed hawks (Crimson and Grey) are the proud parents of two eyasses (the technical term for baby hawks covered in downy feathers). The eyasses need names (we are refering to them as E1 and E2 at this point).    Please read and follow the contest rules below.  Submissions that do not adhere to these rules will be disqualified.

1. The contest is open to current SJU students (undergraduate, graduate, continuing education, on-campus and on-line), students who will be starting at SJU this fall, current SJU employees and all SJU alumni. Entries from others will not be considered.

2. Each eligible contestant may submit up to ONE name for each eyass. Since we cannot tell the genders of the eyasses, names need to be appropriate for either males or females. Unclear or ambiguous entries will not be considered. 

3. Any entry including profane, obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit or other otherwise inappropriate language will not be considered.  The determination of what constitutes profane, obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit or other otherwise inappropriate language will be at the sole discretion of the judging committee and their decision on these issues will be final. 

4. Entries must not include material that is in violation of copyright or others laws or regulations of the United States and the state of Pennsylvania.

5. Any names submitted by contestants must be an original creation of the contestant.

6. Entries are to be submitted via email to ""  Entries must be received by 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, June 20th, 2014 to be considered. 

The selection of the winning names for the eyasses will be based on 1) the creativity, beauty and originality of the name, and 2) the relevance of the name to SJU, its history and its mission.  The winning names will be announced on Monday, June 23rd, 2014. In the case of duplicate entries, the first entry received will be considered.

The two winning entries will each receive a $50 gift card. 


E1 (on the left) and E2, on May 22nd

The photo above (taken by Chris Dixon of the SJU librayr) shows E1 (on the left) and E2 on May 22nd, 2014.  The chicks are MUCH bigger now (take a look at the Hawk Cam feed and at the photos and videos in the galleries, using the links on the left side of this page).

Red-tailed hawks


The red-tailed hawk on the left side is the female (Crimson) and the one on the right (Grey) is the male (photo by Chris Dixon)