Significant Objects writing contest winners

Windsor - posted Nov, 20 2013

WINDSOR - Voting ended for the Windsor Historical Society’s second annual Significant Objects Writing Contest. The Society asked authors to submit 500-word entries in any genre that related the town of Windsor to one of three objects: a red cloak, a nutmeg grater or a 1798 map. Cree Jenkins, an eighth-grader at Sage Park Middle School in Windsor, received the most votes for her fictional story about the nutmeg grater. As the winning author, she will receive a $100 cash prize. Leigh-Ann Hammond, of Hartford, came in second-place for a piece on the map, and Grace Birch, also an eighth-grader at Sage Park Middle School, took home third-place. Hammond and Birch will receive $75 and $50 prizes, respectively. Of the 34 submissions, the Society selected nine – three for each object – to be posted on their Facebook page for public voting. Those nine entries included fiction, non-fiction and poetry and showed a creative use of language, a strong connection to Windsor and overall quality. The public cast 270 votes between Oct. 29 and Nov. 17 by ‘liking’ their favorite of the nine entries. The submissions by Jenkins, Hammond and Birch received the most votes. Their creative submissions are testaments to the fact that all objects have stories to share. The winning entries are available on the Society’s Facebook page and website.

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