Virtual Rock your Ugly Sweater Party - Southwestern Illinois College

Dec 7th – Dec 15th

You are in the right place! Let’s party and Happy Holidays!

What is the Rock your Ugly Sweater party?

Rock your Ugly Sweater Holiday Party is an online virtual way to celebrate the holiday season hosted by Southwestern Illinois College.

We hope you enjoy the holiday events we planned and have a great time!

Faculty & Staff Ugly
Sweater Contest

12/7 – 12/15

Student Ugly
Sweater Contest

12/7 – 12/15

How to enter contests and community activities!

How to enter contests and community activities!

Student and Faculty/Staff CONTESTS:

Winners Announced


Submit a photo to be themed.

Take a picture, add it to a shared drive, copy the URL, pick a theme and submit it into the entry form. There are no prizes for this activity however you will be able to download your image from the Community page.

All entries will be public on the website. If you do not want anyone to see your photo please do not submit a request.

What are the rules?


Contest Rules

Important note:

* Please make sure to continue to social distance.

Your submission URL must be public until you see the image on the website. If we can not view your image the submission will be automatically disqualified.

  • Only 1 submission per person per activity that you qualify for. If you submit more then one entry and/or request to theme a photo only the most recent submission will be accepted and all other submissions will be void.
  • Images must be no more than 5MB in size.
  • Please keep your submission family-friendly. No swearing. No mention of violence, drugs, or abusive material. Please wear modest clothing and make sure the background of your scene is clear of any inappropriate items.
  • Submission must maintain social distancing requirements.
  • Student, Faculty or Staff member needs to be in the submission photo for the contests.
  • Make sure not to use images that might be copyrighted. You must own all rights to the art or photos in the submission.
  • If you are not the only person involved, you must have permission from all participants to post.
  • Ugly Sweater contest you must be wearing the sweater or in the picture if you created a sweater for someone else.
  • YOUR IMAGE URL MUST BE PUBLIC. If we can not see your image the entry will be automatically disqualified.
  • Please be safe.
  • HAVE FUN!!!

Important dates



Submission form will open on 12/07.



Make sure to have your submissions in by midnight 12/15.



Winners announced via social media and website.



Prizes can be picked up starting as soon as winners are announced.


Prize Overview

All contest prizes will be a holiday basket or gift card.
Winners will be notified by email with instructions on how to claim the prize.

Holiday Ugly Sweater Contest

This is the only prized activity at this holiday event.

There will be 3 winners in each category.

  • 1st Place
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place


There will be a team of 5-6 impartial student judges.

The scale will be on a 1-10 rating.

Holiday Ugly Sweater Contest

  • Contestants will be judged on 5 criteria: Visual impact, Originality, Effort, Quality, and Festive presentation.
  • Awards will be given for the 1st – 3rd place.