|Winner of the 2018 Dolus aut Dulce contest, Mercedes Barletta, dressed as|
Thetis dipping baby Achilles in the Styx.
October is now upon us, which means it’s time for Bolchazy-Carducci’s annual Halloween costume contest, Dolus aut Dulce! In past years, we’ve received entries that relied on witty wordplay, sublime clothing-design skills, and everything in between. This year, we are adding a new category to the contest: we now invite you to submit pictures of your Halloween-themed classics classroom in addition to photos of classical costumes.
We are also expanding the ways in which you can participate in the contest:
- Follow @BCPublishers on Twitter and then tweet us your photo using the hashtag #BCPub.
- Like us on Facebook and submit your photo entry on our page timeline.
Remember, there are two entry categories: costume photos and classroom decoration photos. The winner in each category will receive a choice of either ten paperback copies of the Grinch (in Latin) or a $50 book credit. Once the contest has ended, Bolchazy editors will judge all submissions and award one prize per category based on the following criteria: creativity, quality, and connection to classics.
No need to wait until October 31 to send a picture. Also, don’t feel bound by temporal restrictions: if you have photos of yourself in classical dress for non-Halloween reasons, or you have pictures of Halloween classroom decorations from years past, feel free to submit. (Please, just no resubmissions of entries from previous Dolus aut Dulce contests.) We enjoy seeing how participants express their creativity and love of the classics and may share photo submissions on all of our social media sites, as well as our blog—we can’t wait to see how you celebrate classics Halloween!
We will start accepting photos October 1 and will continue to accept pictures until 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday, November 3.