Significant Objects Writing Contest for 2015
It’s time for Windsor Historical Society’s fourth
annual Significant Objects Writing Contest! The
mystery of the shoe buckle found buried underneath
is the subject this year. Last December,
archaeologists uncovered the silvered shoe buckle
dating to the late 1700s as part of the
Strong-Howard House renovations, but questions still
remain. Why was this fancy item in a pit? Where is
its mate? Who did it belong to? Authors must
intertwine the shoe buckle and Windsor in a 500-word
submission in any genre (creative fiction, poetry,
non-fiction, letter, etc.). The buckle will be on
view in the Strong-Howard House beginning October 4th.
Submissions will be accepted anytime until
Friday, October 16th at 5 p.m., then
reviewed by the Society and judged based on creative
language, Windsor connections, and overall quality.
All entries will be displayed in the Society’s
Meeting Room. Five writings will be selected for a
inside the Strong-Howard House on Sunday,
November 1st at 2 p.m. Awards of $100
will be given for the best adult (over 18) and the
top student (18 and under) submissions.
accepted by email only. Email your submission to
firstname.lastname@example.org , by
Friday, October 16th 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.