"Bow Down to Washington" is the official fight song of the University of Washington. It was written by Lester J. Wilson in 1915 while partaking in a competition requesting a new song for the university. The competition was sponsored by the campus newspaper, The Daily, and had a grand prize of US$25 (the equivalent of $581 in 2015). "Bow Down to Washington" was first used as a fight song at the Washington-California football game on November 6, 1915 in a 72-0 away victory. It is typically played and sung at all University of Washington sporting events at which the University of Washington Husky Marching Band is present, including all football, basketball, and volleyball games.