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Village of Great Neck Plaza
2 Gussack Plaza
P.O. Box 440
Great Neck, NY 11022-0440
Phone: 516-482-4500
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And the Winners Are...VGNP Sixth Annual Poetry Contest Results Announced!

https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/7718c99f001/6e8d9fe5-b51d-4270-a7af-fa769f4503be.png?ver=1457033788000After receiving over 100 poetry submissions from poets throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, the wait to find out who took home the top prizes is over. In association with Long Island Traditions, Carolyn Raphael, Poetry Coordinator, and George Held, a renowned poet and Fulbright lecturer whose twentieth poetry collection, Neighbors: The Water Critters, was published in early 2015, and this year's poetry contest judge, the Village of Great Neck Plaza is proud to announce the following winners of the Plaza's Sixth Annual Poetry Contest:

  • First Prize: George H. Northrup for "Thomas Hobbes, Poet" - New Hyde Park, NY
  • Second Prize: Joan Higuchi for "Haute Couture" - West Islip, NY
  • Third Prize: Sybil Bank for "The Past Life of Objects" - Great Neck, NY
  • Honorable Mention: George H. Northrup for "Time Travel" - New Hyde Park, NY
  • Honorable Mention: Annie Karpenstein for "Recycled" - Great Neck, NY

And in honor of April being National Poetry Month, the Village is pleased to announce we will be hosting our Sixth Annual Awards Reading Day event on Sunday, April 17th, at 2 p.m., here at Village Hall. As part of the Reading Day festivities, those poets who placed in the competition will be reading their respective award-winning poems that brought them top placement in the contest. Additionally, as a special treat, the day's program will include an open-mic segment in which the first six people to sign up the day of the event will be eligible to read their own original short poems. Best of all, the event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served as well.

So make sure you join us on Sunday, April 17th, at Village Hall for a great afternoon of poetry. If you have any questions regarding the poetry contest or the Awards Reading Day event, please do not hesitate to contact Village Hall at (516) 482-4500.