Our close-knit team has missed working in the office, probably more than the average bunch. While working virtually, we’ve had to find creative ways to have fun. As a result, the RPS team held a “work from home” costume contest. Apart from getting extra screen time with one another, it was also an exciting way to mix up our team’s daily WFH routines.

Round One

Initially, the virtual costume contest featured a tie within our marketing department — 16 votes for Alex’s “You Jelly?” costume and Angela’s “Getting Groovy!” costume. Through our tiebreaker, Angela’s “Social Distant Butterfly” costume scored 19 votes, securing her place in round two of the competition.

Our team was elated at the engagement level from those who were following our costume contest via Facebook. Emily’s “Eternally Grateful to WFH” costume gained 330 votes while Chris’, “WFH Relaxin” costume secured 363 votes. Although a close vote, Chris’ relatable work from home costume pushed him into the second round.

RPS’s Head Honcho, Joshua, was decked out from head-to-toe, sporting his “Working Every Knight” costume. Mackenzie’s simplistic yet brilliant, homage to 90’s cartoon “Ed, Edd, n Eddy” welcomed waves of nostalgia through her “Wood you like to WFH” costume. With 29 votes, our Head Honcho slid into the second round of the competition.

Our next contenders’ poll reached 1,150 people. Scott summoned 29 votes and was ready to party with his “Rock N’ Roll or WFH Goal” costume. However, Stephanie advanced to the second round. Her Harry Potter-inspired “WFH Tactic Use Some Magic” costume landed a whopping 76 votes.

Jake’s “Adventure Guide WFH Pride” costume captured eight votes as his aesthetic displayed a healthy mix of National Geographic and Disney Jungle Cruise. Wendolyn’s “WFH is a Home Run” costume served as a tribute to her hometown. She hit a grand slam, advancing to the second round with 13 votes.

Is that Jenna, our Lead Content Strategist, or a “WFH Ninja Warrior?” Honestly, Jenna graciously executes both roles and earned 15 votes with her work from home costume. Jennifer’s “Care Bear Solitaire” welcomed lots of smiles. She secured 19 votes and advanced to the second round of the competition.

Round Two

The competition throughout round one was close. In contrast, our second round displayed clear victors through each poll. Chris’ “WFH Relaxin” achieved 57 votes, advancing him into the final round of the competition.

RPS Director of Operations, Stephanie, launched into the final round of the competition with 49 votes. We’re still wondering if there was any magic involved.

Although fan favorites, Jennifer and Wendolyn did not make it to the final round. However, Jennifer’s “Care Bear Solitaire” costume did secure nine votes, beating Wendolyn’s “WFH is a Home Run” costume by three votes.

Final Round

The final round of our “work from home” costume contest featured a dash of Harry Potter magic and a cozy work from home aesthetic. The final round reached 2,843 people and totaled 380 votes. Stephanie’s “WFH Tactic Use Some Magic” costume scored 151 votes, and Chris’ “WFH Relaxin” costume scored 229 votes, making him the overall champion! Our winner, Chris, was gifted a Grubhub gift card.

The RPS team has hosted a variety of activities to stay connected and have fun while working remotely. Other activities include spirit day, dance parties, virtual zoo visits, and team lunches via Google Hangouts. If you would like to see more of our WFH fun, visit our Facebook page.

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