Welcome to SWIC-o-ween 2021 - Southwestern Illinois College

You are in the right place! Submit a photo of your costume or pumpkin for a chance to win some cool prizes.

What is SWIC-o-ween?

SWIC-o-ween is an online virtual way to celebrate this Halloween Season hosted by Southwestern Illinois College.

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

Contests and entry form open
OCT 18th and ends Midnight Nov 1st

What can you do at SWIC-o-ween?

Prized activities

Trunk or Treat!

Join us at our Spooktacular Trunk or Treat Oct 29th 6-8 P.M.!

Dressing up for Halloween?

Enter the Wicked Costume party contest. (PRIZES – MUST BE STUDENT TO SUBMIT)

Carving or painting a pumpkin?

Enter your pumpkin creation into our PUMPKIN-fest. (PRIZES – MUST BE STUDENT TO SUBMIT)

Like to play hidden picture games?

Find the hidden pumpkin at an enrollment table.

Looking for Tutoring?

Visit the Success Center. (PRIZES – Drawing Chick-fil-A gift cards and large candy bars )

Just for fun activities

Hallo-Scream Movie Nights

College Activities hosts “Hallo-SCREAM Movie Nights” on Wed., Oct 20 and Thurs., Oct 21. 

Arrive early – seating is limited!

Creating Halloween art?

Submit your art to be showcased on the website in our EEK-taskic Art board. (NO PRIZES – MUST BE STUDENT TO SUBMIT)

Download and submit your coloring sheet

Submit your color art to be showcased on the website in our EEK-taskic Art board. (NO PRIZES – MUST BE STUDENT TO SUBMIT)

Reading or writing scary stories?

Post your story to the public website with the Scary Storytelling board. (NO PRIZES – MUST BE STUDENT TO SUBMIT)

Halloween at home ideas?

Visit Beyond SWIC-o-ween for fun activities to do at home this Halloween season.

Enter them all!!!

Students are welcome to enter one or all of the contests. Story and Art Board are not contests however allow you to display your work and only Students can submit to have their work displayed.

Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat! Listen, dance, or sing along to spooky music, watch spooky movies, take a picture in your best costume at the Wicked Costume party for a chance to win prizes (PRIZES – MUST BE STUDENT TO SUBMIT). Draw a Halloween picture, color one of our Halloween themed coloring pages in the EEK-taskic Art Board to have your work published on the public website (NO PRIZES – MUST BE STUDENT TO SUBMIT). Share your own in the Spooky/Scary Storytelling to have your story published on the public website (NO PRIZES – MUST BE STUDENT TO SUBMIT), decorate or carve a pumpkin at PUMPKIN-fest for a chance to win spooky prizes (PRIZES – MUST BE STUDENT TO SUBMIT), Find the hidden pumpkin during our Enrollment Spooktacular, visit the Success Center for a chance to win prizes and for the community check out Beyond SWIC-o-ween and the Art coloring sheets for fun activities to do at home this Halloween season.

You can enter any or all of the contests as well as activities by selecting the contest on the “Enter a Contest” page however you must be a student to participate in most of the activities and contests.

Community activities: Join us at our Spooktacular Trunk or Treat, visit Beyond SWIC-o-ween and/or download a coloring sheet on our EEK-taskic Art Board.

Enrollment Spooktacular and Beyond SWIC-o-ween are open to everyone.

Please see the information and/or rules for each SWIC-o-ween activity listed below and please make sure to keep your entry family friendly. “Keep it PG-13!”

Hallo-Scream Movie Nights

Hallo-Scream Movie Nights

Make sure to Arrive early – seating is limited!

Weds, Oct 20 6-10 PM

Hotel Transylvania

Hocus Pocus

Thurs, Oct 21 6-10 PM

The Conjuring

The Nun

Beyond SWIC-o-ween

Beyond SWIC-o-ween

How do I participate?

Looking for something to do at home this Halloween? Looking for activities for you and your children to do together? Want to make fun Halloween crafts? Find some fun Halloween recipes?

Check out Beyond SWIC-o-ween for some ideas.

Enter your ideas for things to do at home this Halloween.
Beyond SWIC-o-ween

Success Center Event

How do I participate?

October 11th-29th

Visit the Success Center for a chance to win a Chick-fil-A sandwich or large candy bars!

Each time you visit the Success center you get a ticket into the drawing for a Chick-fil-A sandwich or a large candy bar!

Winners will be notified by email or phone by November 2nd.

See you there!

ideas
dates

Important dates

Contests
Start

October 16th

Submission form will open on October 16th.

Contest
Ends

Nov 1st

Make sure to have your submissions in by midnight on Nov 1st.

Winners
Announced

November 5th

Winners announced via social media and website.

Prize
Pickup

November 5th

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

Enrollment events

October 25th – October 29th

Find the pumpkin

Submissions must be submitted by midnight each day of the event. Winners will be notified by email with instructions on how to claim prizes at the end of SWIC-o-ween.

Themed enrollment days!

Success Center Event

October 11th-29th

Visit the Success Center to enter into a drawing for prizes!

Winners announced by Nov 2nd.

prizes

Prize Overview

All prizes will be a Halloween Trick-or-Treat basket.
Winners will be notified by email with instructions on how to claim prize.

Pumpkin-fest

There will be 1 winner in each category.

  • Carved
  • Uncarved – Decorated or painted
Success Center

Drawing entry for each visit. Prizes: Chick-fil-A sandwich or a large candy bar.

EEK-tastic Halloween Art board

Art will be displayed on the public website.

Spooky/Scary Storytelling

Art will be displayed on the public website.

Wicked Costume Party Contest
Individual

There will be 1 winner in each category.

  • Funniest
  • Scariest/Spookiest
  • Most Original
Couples/Group Theme

There will be 1 winner in each category.

  • Funniest
  • Scariest/Spookiest
  • Most Original
Find the Pumpkin

First to find/submit where they find a specific pumpkin and first to find/submit all 3 specific pumpkins will receive an additional prize. Visit Enrollment Spooktacular for more information.

Judging

Judging

There will be a team of 4-6 impartial student, faculty and/or staff judges.

The scale will be on a 1-10 rating.

Wicked Costume Party Contest


  • Contestants will be judged on 5 criteria: Creativity, Originality, Effort, Authenticity and Presentation
  • Awards will be given for the First Place in each category (Funniest, Scariest/Spookiest and Most Original).

Pumpkin-fest


  • Contestants will be judged on 5 criteria: Creativity, Design Originality, Effort, Difficulty, Presentation
  • Awards will be given for the First Place in each category (Carved and Uncarved).