Shakespearean Sonnet Contest

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with 14 Lines of Poetry

First Annual Bedford Schools Shakespearean Sonnet Contest

Submit English Sonnet to commemorate William Shakespeare's 450th birthday at the end of April.

All entries must follow Shakespearean Sonnet form:

  • 14 lines of iambic pentameter
  • an ABAB CDCD EFEF GG rhyme scheme

Awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, April 22nd

Submit entries via email to Pete Rodrigues, 6-12 English Dept Coordinator @


Hand in entries to your English teacher.