Significant Objects Writing Contest Submissions

September 17 to October 24, 2013, 5 PM


All objects have stories to tell. But, those objects rely on storytellers to craft their narratives. Help the Windsor Historical Society bring objects to life! The Society is hosting a contest that asks writers to weave together a story about Windsor and a story about an object. Authors can select from a 1798 Windsor map, an 18th-century-style red cloak, or a nutmeg grater to use as their primary object.


The objects are available for touching and viewing at the Society from September 17 through October 24.  Images of the objects are posted here and on the Society’s  Facebook page.


Submissions under 500 words in any genre (creative fiction, non-fiction, poem, letter, etc.) will be accepted until Thursday, October 24 at 5 p.m. Submissions will be reviewed by the Society and judged based on creative use of language, connecting the object to Windsor, and overall quality. Up to three writings for each object will be posted on the Society’s Facebook page for public voting. The Facebook voting deadline is Sunday, November 17 at 9 p.m. To vote on Facebook, “like” your favorite entry. The top three “liked” entries will receive prizes.


Prizes: 1st place - $100, 2nd place - $75, 3rd place - $50


Submissions accepted by email only. Email your submission to Christina Vida,, by Thursday, October 24 at 5pm. To be considered, submissions must include your name, age, address, and phone number.


Submission of an entry constitutes warranty of originality and non-infringement, as well as permission for the Windsor Historical Society, Windsor, CT, to publish the entry in print or online, including social media.


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