Original Poetry Contest for Memorial Day

Memorial Day Poetry Contest - $50 Cash Prize

During the Memorial Day (May 25th) ceremony in the East End Park in Winsted, the Soldiers’ Monument Commission will include a reading of a new poem. 

This year, the commission is opening submissions for an original poem to all residents of town regardless of their age.  The selected poem will be read during the Memorial Day ceremony by the writer or a designated person.

Guidelines for submissions:

  • Original poem with a Memorial Day theme.
  • The reading length should be no more than two minutes.
  • One poem entry per person.
  • Submissions deadline: May 1.
  • All submissions are to be e-mailed to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  in a Word document format as an attachment. Each entry must include your name, physical address, email, and telephone number.