Contest Judge:  Henry Walters

2016 Contest Chair:  Robert Steele

Submissions closed on April 1, 2016.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016
WCPA Poetry Contest: the Frank O'Hara Prize!!!

First place – Heather Treseler for Voyeur in June

Second place – Janet Shainheit for Harvey Atkins
Third Place – Barbara Ungar for Global Weirding

Honorable Mentions
Judith Robbins for Worcester, Mass. June 9, 1953
Leone Scanlon for My Seventy-Sixth Year
Rhett Watts for Summer’s End
John Garton for Istanbul Mosaic

Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
The WCPA Annual Poetry Contest:  The Frank O'Hara Prize
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 /

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The Winners' Reading was be held on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2:00pm
in the Bancroft Room at the First Unitarian Church (90 Main Street, Worcester).

Contest winners, and contest judge, Henry Walters, read their work.  Refreshments, provided by the
community were enjoyed along with a chance to mingle with the winners and fellow poets.
Contest chair Robert Steele converses with Rodger Martin (seated)Contest chair, and MC for the event, Robert SteeleJohn GartonJohn GartonRobert SteeleJudith RobbinsJudith RobbinsLeone ScanlonRhett WattsRhett WattsRobert Steele, Leone Scanlon, Rhett Watts, John Garton and Judith Robbins.Baraba UngarBaraba UngarJanet ShainheitHeather TreselerHeather TreselerHeather TreselerRobert SteeleHenry WaltersHenry WaltersHenry WaltersHenry WaltersHenry WaltersHenry WaltersHenry WaltersHenry WaltersJudith Robbins, John Garton, Barbara Ungar, Phil & Pat O'Hara, Heather Treseler, Rhett Watts, Janet Shainheit and Henry Walters.
Photos courtesy of Kristina England.
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