The 2021 Sonnet Contest Closing Event will be held on Saturday, July 31st at 2:00pm US central time. The winners will be announced and many will read their sonnets at this online celebration. Actors from the Great River Shakespeare Festival and our judges will also read winning sonnets.

To register for the event, please email GRSF will follow up with you and send you the link to attend as a guest. If you are not available at that time, you will be able to view the video of the event on our website at a later date. The winning sonnets will be posted on our website immediately following the event.


The 2020 Sonnet Contest CLOSING EVENT was held on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at 11:00am central time. For the first time, this event was held online. The winning sonnets were read by some of the winners and by members of the Great River Shakespeare Festival acting company. Click on the video to view the recording of the Zoom event or watch it at