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Let's Get Spooky!

Welcome to our 2nd Annual Spooky Story Writing Contest!

September 30 - October 18

Please see the rules and photos below!

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Writing Contest Rules and Regulations

  • This story writing contest will run September 30 through October 18, 2022.  All writing must be submitted by October 18 at 11:59pm.
  • Contest is open to current students, faculty, and staff of Sweet Briar College.
  • Two winners will be selected:  one student, and one faculty/staff member.
  • The winning student will receive a prize; the winning faculty/staff member will get bragging rights. 
  • Both winning stories will be circulated on our social media pages unless the winner opts not to have it posted.
  • Your piece must be no longer than 1 page or 250 words and must be based on or inspired by the photos below.
  • When submitting your writing, please provide the number of the photograph you used as your inspiration.
  • Please submit to with the subject "Writing Contest Submission."

You can view the photos HERE or in the slideshow below.



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Jessica Wise
Mary Helen Cochran Library
Sweet Briar College

The Prize!

The winner will get this "Reading Spooky Stories in Bed" prize package!  A Sweet Briar College mug, a rechargeable booklight, hot cocoa mix, three cocoa bombs, and a big bag of marshmallows!