The 2016 Great River Shakespeare Festival/Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest concluded on July 30th when winners were named in each of several categories at our Closing Event. We are so pleased by the extensive interest in this ancient, yet ever-new, poetic form. This year, we (the Poets Laureate and I), decided to expand the number of chosen winners in light of the excellence of submissions.
A complete list of the 2016 winners can be found HERE. Links are provided to additional pages with the winning entries.
If you have any feedback about the winning sonnets or the contest, please send us a message through the Contact Us form. We appreciate your input.
I, and others who assist in sponsoring this contest, greatly appreciate your interest in the Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest and we hope you will continue to follow us in our 2017 competition. (Details will be posted on this site in January, 2017).
Maria W. Faust Sonnet Contest Director
Photo courtesy of Mary Farrell.