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Poster and Sonnet Contests

For Youth Artists and Writers as well as Adult Writers


The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival will once again sponsor its Poster and Sonnet Contest for youth. The competition is an opportunity for area student artists and writers to display their talents using Shakespeare's works as inspiration. There is also an adult sonnet competition which is open to contestants across the United States.


2015 Sonnet Contest Winners

Grades 4 - 12 and Adult Categories

Sonnets written by students throughout the metro area in grades 4 - 8 and 9 - 12 were entered and judged in the Festival's 2015 Sonnet Contest.  The contest also includes an Adult Category.  Read all the winning sonnets here.

The Education Department would like to thank our judges:  Dr. Felicia Londre, Alyson Germinder and Ashlea Christopher.

2014 Poster Contest Winners

High School Category

 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival would like to honor the 2014 poster contest winners!