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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
Fax: 516-482-3503

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The Village of Great Neck Plaza 11th Annual Poetry Contest Deadline Extended!
Open to all residents 18 years of age and above from Long Island and all five boroughs of New York City.
How to Enter: Entries may be on any subject, in any style, must have a title, and must not exceed more than 30 lines per poem.
·        Please send two copies of each poem, typed on 8½ x 11 papers, one poem per page, with name, address, and phone number at the bottom of one copy only.
·        A cover sheet listing the poet's name, address, phone number, and email address, and title of each poem, must be included as well when submitting an entry.
·        Applicants may send up to three unpublished poems, along with an entry fee, non-refundable, of $15. The entry fee should be payable by check or money order to Long Island Traditions postmarked by February 14, 2021. This closing date has been extended.
All submissions must be mailed to:
Village Hall, 2 Gussack Plaza, P.O. Box 440, Great Neck, NY 11022-0440 with "Poetry Contest" indicated on the left front of the envelope
Poet Maria Terrone will be our judge. The author of four books of poetry as well as one of creative nonfiction, she is the poetry editor of the journal Italian Americana
and works as a higher education communications consultant.
If Covid allows, an Awards Reading Day (TBD) will take place at the Great Neck Plaza courtroom in April 2021 for the winners of the 11th Annual Poetry Contest. Otherwise, the reading will be transmitted on Zoom. In addition, the winning poems will be posted for one month on seven secure outdoor village signposts, on the bulletin board in Village Hall, and in the waiting room of the Great Neck LIRR station. Honorable Mention poems will be posted for two weeks at the aforementioned locations.
First prize: $150 and a 20-minute reading at Awards Day.
Second prize: $75 and a 10-minute reading.
Third Prize: $50 and a 5-minute reading.
Two Honorable Mentions: Will be invited to read their poems on Awards Reading Day
For additional information regarding the Village's 11th Annual Poetry Contest, please feel free to contact Village Hall, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., at (516) 482-4500. or Carolyn Raphael at gnppoetry@yahoo.com


Finally, the winning poems will be posted on the village website:


Poetry In the Plaza