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Thursday 29 April 2021
Source:
Winnipeg Free Press

On April 22, Al Gilbert won third prize in the English Poetry in Voice stream, taking home $1,000. The prize also includes an additional $250 for the purchase of poetry books by KEC’s library.

Friday 23 April 2021
Source:
CBC Books

High school students Thierney Dignadice, Sarah Hamdi and Romy Magdalena Pueyo all earned first place honours in the 2021 Poetry in Voice national poetry recitation competition.

Poetry in Voice challenges students in Grades 9-12 to learn two to three poems by heart and perform them in front of an audience. They can compete in English, French or a bilingual category. A prize of $25,000 is given out to the winners across the three categories. 

Friday 23 April 2021
Source:
680 CJOB

Two guests join us: Al Gilbert and Thierney Dignadice, 3rd and 1st place in the Poetry In Voice National Finals!

Friday 23 April 2021
Source:
Up To Speed with Faith Fundal

A Winnipeg student has won thrid place in a the national Poetry in Voice contest. CBC's Faith Fundal spoke with Kildonan-East Collegiate student, Al Gilbert.

Wednesday 21 April 2021
Source:
CBC Books

High school students from across Canada were chosen from thousands to compete in a national poetry performance competition known as Poetry in Voice. Students are tasked with selecting two or three poems from a list and then memorize and perform those poems.

The final competition will be broadcast live online on April 22, 2021 on the Poetry in Voice website. The finals will be hosted by former CBC Radio personality Johanne Blais.

Thursday 15 April 2021
Source:
Radio Noon Manitoba with Marjorie Dowhos

A Selkirk student in Grade 11 is one of the finalists in a national poetry recitation competition. Thierney Dignidice is one of two Manitobans in the English category finals for the Poetry in Voice competition. She joins Marjorie Dowhos on Radio Noon. 

Thursday 25 March 2021
Source:
CBC Books

English and French winners for the inaugural People's Choice Award also revealed

Wednesday 24 March 2021
Source:
CTV News Winnipeg

Emily Kruk and Al Gilbert present their poems, and why they chose them. 

Wednesday 24 March 2021
Source:
All in a Day with Alan Neal

Léony Blanchette and Victor Denoncourt talk to Alan along with poet judge Véronique Sylvain.

Sunday 21 March 2021
Source:
Toronto Star

The deadline to vote for your favourite poetry-reciting students is coming up.

Forty-two students in grades 9 to 12 — including students from Toronto and the GTA — were chosen from thousands of students from 1,400 schools across the country to compete in the semifinals of the annual Poetry In Voice competition. They will be going on to the national finals, held on April 22, where nearly $25,000 will be awarded to the winners and their school libraries.

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