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 the Howards’ fireplace 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 use of language, Windsor connections, and overall quality. All entries will be displayed in the Society’s Meeting Room. Five writings will be selected for a public reading 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.  


Submissions accepted by email only. Email your submission to Christina Vida, , 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.


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