SWIC's Winter Wonderland - Southwestern Illinois College

Dec 7rd – Dec 15th

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

What is SWIC’s Winter Wonderland?

All of your December events located on one page!

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

What can you do at SWIC’s Winter Wonderland?

Breakfast for Dinner Dec 9th

Join us for Breakfast for Dinner December 9th at …

Coffee, Tea, and Donuts for finals Dec 13th

Take a break and pick up some snacks and a drink for finals Dec 13th.

Candy Canes at all campuses

Visit a campus for some candy canes!

Holiday Cheer

Spread the holiday Cheer!

Enrollment Events and Activities

Information will be available next week!

Holiday Tree Lighting & Toy Drive Kick-Off


11/13 – 12/10

Faculty & Staff Ugly Sweater Contest

12/3 – 12/15

Student Ugly Sweater

11/13 – 11/22

Listen, dance, or sing along to holiday music, Submit a photo to be themed and virtually watch Santa read a story as well as let him know what you want this year!

Theme my photo, Virtual Santa Reading are community activities and open to everyone.

Santa’s virtual book reading

Santa’s virtual book reading

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?


Not sure what to do? No problem!

Here’s some ideas!

DIY Holiday

Holiday Lights



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

Student Contests


Submission form will open on 11/13.

Student Contests


Make sure to have your submissions in by midnight 11/22.

Student Winners


Winners announced via social media and website.

Student Prize


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

Community Theme My Photo

11/13 – 12/10

Submissions must be submitted by midnight 12/10. No Prizes however you can download your themed image.

Faculty and Staff Contest

12/3 – 12/15

Submissions must be submitted by midnight 12/10. No Prizes however you can download your themed image.

Santa Holiday Stories

12/8 & 12/15 @ 7pm

Tune in on Facebook or watch the readings from the website.


Prize Overview

All contest prizes will be a holiday basket.
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

Community Theme My Photo

There will not be a contest or prizes however you will be able to download your themed photo.



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.