Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Spooky Writing Contest: Home

Let's Get Spooky!

The Mary Helen Cochran Library is hosting a story writing contest based on photographs from our archives.  Create a spooky story based on one of four photos below for the chance to win this prize package!

Prize for the winning student entry!

Writing Contest Rules and Regulations

  • This story writing contest will run September 30 through October 20, 2021.  All writing must be submitted by October 20 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 library@sbc.edu with the subject "Writing Contest Submission."

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

Photographs

Photo 1

Photo 2

Photo 3

Photo 4

Librarian