Registration is now open for the Second Annual Winter Palace contest, hosted by the Wilton Economic Development Commission (EDC) and Wilton Library.

The contest is open to kids living in Wilton in grades K-12, who are invited to create their own one-of-a-kind Winter Palace sculpture design. Sculptures will be placed on display in the Children’s Library from Monday, Nov. 27 to Wednesday, Dec. 6, during which time library visitors will be invited to vote for their favorite sculptures. Prize ribbons will be awarded in four categories (K-2; 3-5, 6-8, 9-12), and ribbons will be placed on the winning sculptures on Dec. 7.

Sculptures should carry the theme of “Winter Palace” and kids are encouraged to get creative. There is a materials spending limit of $20, and all other materials must be recycled or sustainable. Registration is free and will be open via the EDC website until Friday, Nov. 24. To register and to find out more details, please visit .

“The contest had great success last year–it was wonderful to see the creativity that our kids used in creating their sculptures. The sustainability and recycling requirement ties in very nicely with the ‘Zero Waste Initiative’ that was launched this year in all of the schools,” says Vivian Lee-Shiue, chair of the Wilton Economic Development Commission.

There are additional rules and requirements:  sculptures must be secured to cardboard platforms no larger than 18 in x 18 in; height of the sculptures cannot exceed 24 inches. Sculptures should be dropped off at the library by Saturday, Nov. 25 at noon. All sculptures must be clearly labeled with name and entry number, which will be emailed to the entrant upon registration.