Significant objects writing contest
Windsor - posted Oct, 10 2013
WINDSOR - 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 from Sept. 17 through Oct. 24. Images of the objects are posted on the Society’s website and Facebook page. Submissions under 500 words in any genre (creative fiction, non-fiction, poem, letter, etc.) will be accepted until Thursday, Oct. 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. Submissions accepted by email only to Christina Vida, email@example.com. 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, to publish the entry in print or online, including social media. 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, Nov. 17 at 9 p.m. To vote on Facebook, “like” your favorite entry. The top three “liked” entries will receive prizes. Prizes are $100 for first place; $75 for second place; and $50 for third place.