Welcome to SWIC-o-ween | Southwestern Illinois College

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 16th and ends Midnight OCT 31st
Enrollment events start
OCT 26th and end OCT 30th

What can you do at SWIC-o-ween?

Listen, dance, or sing along to spooky music, take a picture in your best costume at the Wicked Costume party, draw a Halloween picture or color one of our Halloween themed coloring pages in the EEK-taskic Art Contest, Retell a scary story or share your own in the Spooky/Scary Storytelling Contest, decorate or carve a pumpkin at Pumpkin-fest, Find the hidden pumpkin, visit our Virtual Enrollment Spooktacular, and for the community check out Beyond SWIC-o-ween for fun activities to do at home this Halloween season.

You can enter any or all of the contests 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 however visit Beyond SWIC-o-ween for all community activities.

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!”

Wicked Costume Party Contest Rules

Wicked Costume Party

How do I participate?

You must be a student to enter!

Read the General Contest Rules.

Take a picture in your best costume.

Upload your image to a shared location.

Enter your image URL into the contest entry form.

Make sure your submission is public until the end of the contest.

There will be 1 prize for each category.

An additional prize will be awarded for the best overall costume.

Individual

If you planned on dressing up anyways or need a reason to we have a Wicked contest for you!

  • Funniest
  • Scariest/Spookiest
  • Most Original

Couples/Group Theme

For those who live together or have a group of people that would like to do a theme together.

  • Funniest
  • Scariest/Spookiest
  • Most Original
IMPORTANT GROUP NOTE!

* Please make sure to continue to social distance. If you DO NOT live together please submit your entries separately and select the group option when entering your submission. The group will be judged together and only one prize per topic will be awarded.

Example: If you and your friends want to do a “Wizard of Oz” Theme; you would take pictures separate from your other theme group members and enter them each individually. If you have any questions use the other box in the entry form.

What are the rules?

How do I enter?

Pumpkin-fest Contest Rules

Pumpkin-fest

How do I participate?

You must be a student to enter!

Read the General Contest Rules.

Carve, paint or decorate your pumpkin.

Take a picture of YOU and YOUR pumpkin.

Upload your image to a shared location.

Enter your image URL into the contest entry form.

Make sure your submission is public until the end of the contest.

There will be one prize for each category.

  • Carved
  • Uncarved – Decorated or painted

An additional prize will be awarded for the best overall Pumpkin-fest submission.

What are
the rules?

How do
I enter?

Check out
the Entries!

EEK-tastic Art Contest Rules

EEK-tastic Art

How do I participate?

You must be a student to enter!

Read the General Contest Rules.

Draw a Halloween theme or download/color a coloring page.

Take a picture of YOU and YOUR Art or sign your Art with your name.

Upload your image to a shared location.

Enter your image URL into the “Enter a Contest” form.

Make sure your submission is public until the end of the contest.

There will be one prize for each category.

  • Best Halloween Theme – Drawing
  • Best Use of Color – Coloring

An additional prize will be awarded for the best overall EEK-tastic Halloween Art Submission.

Want to submit a coloring page?

You can submit a coloring page idea using the “Enter a Contest” form and if your page is accepted it will be posted on the website for people to download.

Spooky/Scary Storytelling

Spooky/Scary Storytelling

How do I participate?

You must be a student to enter!

Read the General Contest Rules.

Retell a classic or Share an Original Story.

Upload your submission to a shared location.

Enter your video URL or copy your writing into the “Enter a Contest” form.

Make sure your submission is public until the end of the contest.

There will be one prize for each category.

  • Best Classic
  • Best Original

What are the rules?

How do I enter?

Enrollment Spooktacular

Enrollment Spooktacular

Register for Spring 2021

Register for Spring 2021 classes during the Enrollment Spooktacular!

Visit student services the week of October 26th – 30th to complete all your steps to enrollment for Spring 2021!

Available on the first floor of the Information Science Building or remotely via email or Microsoft Teams. 

Find the Hidden Pumpkin!

Daily Costume themes!

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.
ideas
rules

Contest Rules

Important note:

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 contest. If you submit more then one entry we will judge only the most recent submission and all other submissions will be void.
  • Images/Video 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. “Keep it PG-13!”
  • Submission must maintain social distancing requirements.
  • Student needs to be in the submission photo/video.
  • Make sure not to use images, videos, or sounds 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.
  • YOUR IMAGE URL MUST BE PUBLIC. If we can not see your image the entry will be automatically disqualified.
  • Please be safe.
  • HAVE FUN AND A FA-BOO-LOUS TIME!!!
dates

Important dates

Contests
Start

October 16th

Submission form will open on October 16th.

Contest
Ends

October 31st

Make sure to have your submissions in by midnight on October 31st.

Winners
Announced

November 4th

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 26th – October 30th

Find the pumpkin submissions close midnight the day of the event.
Winners will be notified by email with instructions on how to claim prizes at the end of SWIC-o-ween.

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.

EEK-tastic Halloween Art Contest

There will be 1 winner in each category.

  • Best Halloween Theme – Drawing
  • Best Use of Color – Coloring

An additional prize will be awarded for the best overall EEK-tastic Halloween Art Submission.

Spooky/Scary Storytelling

There will be 1 winner in each category.

  • Best Classic
  • Best Original
Pumpkin-fest

There will be 1 winner in each category.

  • Carved
  • Uncarved – Decorated or painted

An additional prize will be awarded for the best overall Pumpkin-fest submission.

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

An additional prize will be awarded for the best overall costume.

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 6 impartial student 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), additionally one “Overall Best Costume” will be given for the highest score across all categories.

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), additionally one “Overall Best Pumpkin” will be given for the highest score across all categories.

EEK-tastic Art Contest


  • Contestants will be judged on 6 criteria: Creativity, Design Originality, Effort, Difficulty, Presentation, Color Theory
  • Awards will be given for the First Place in each category (Best Halloween Theme – Drawing and Best Use of Color – Coloring), additionally one “Best EEK-tastic overall Halloween Art” will be given for the highest score across all categories.

Spooky/Scary Storytelling


  • Contestants will be judged on 6 criteria: Creativity, Design, Effort, Difficulty, Presentation, Tone/Mood
  • Awards will be given for the First Place in each category (Best Classic – Reading and Best Original – Writing)