August 26, 2013
Tech launches themes for each game week on Instagram
Best photos will be reposted

BLACKSBURG ( - In an effort to reach out to more fans, the Virginia Tech Athletics Communications Office has come up with a theme for each week’s game to get people to share Instagram photos with the world. Each Monday, a hashtag will be posted on Tech’s official Twitter for football (@VT_Football).

Fans are asked to post their picture with a description of the picture with the hashtag included so it shows up in the filter. Each week, the best ones will be reposted on Tech’s football Instagram account for the world to see.

The first week’s theme is #HokiePride. Show your #HokiePride as Tech prepares to take on No. 1 Alabama Saturday night in the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff. Any picture of you wearing Virginia Tech gear is encouraged, just use the hashtag #HokiePride in the description of the picture and tag us (vthokiefootball).

Here are the themes and hashtags for the year so you can start digging through those scrapbooks and photo libraries:

Alabama: #HokiePride - Share with us your best pictures of you wearing Hokie gear.
Western Carolina: #VTLandmarks - Share with us pictures at your favorite spot on campus.
East Carolina: #VTTakeover - In honor of Tech’s first true road game, share with us your best pictures at visiting stadiums.
Marshall: #VTLovesMilitary - In honor of Military Appreciation Day, share with us your best photos with the service men and women in your lives.
Georgia Tech: #MascotMania - Share with us your pictures of you and your family with the Hokie Bird.
North Carolina: #VTHomecoming - For the alums out there, share with us your pictures back on campus after you graduated.
Pitt: #VTLeafPeepers - Fall will be in the air and we know how gorgeous Blacksburg is during this time of year. Send us your best fall foliage photos from around the NRV.
Duke: #VTWearsOrange - In honor of the Orange Effect, share with us your best photos of you wearing orange Virginia Tech gear.
Boston College: #HistoricalHijinks - Boston is one of the nation’s historical cities. Share with us your pictures wearing Virginia Tech gear at national landmarks.
Miami: #SummerFlashback - Into November, you’ll be wishing it was still summer. Share with us your best summer photos wearing Virginia Tech gear.
Maryland: #MeandVTFB - Share with us your photos of you or your family with current and former members of the Virginia Tech football program.
Virginia: #KeeptheCup - It’s rivalry week, so send us your best rivalry week photos.

Remember, these photos have to be posted on Instagram with the proper hashtag to have a chance to be reposted on the Tech football Instagram account. Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever. It’s a free service and available on most mobile devices. For more on the app, click here.

For updates on Virginia Tech football, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_Football).

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