Nine students from across Canada came out on top at the 2020 Poetry In Voice national poetry recitation competition, collectively winning $25,000 in prizes.
Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie has announced the 24 semifinalists in its high school recitation contest.
The annual competition, now in its 10th year, was created by Scott Griffin, the chairman and founder of the Griffin Trust for Excellent In Poetry, to nurture an appreciation of poetry among Canadian high school students.
Catricia Hiebert was one of nine student finalists of the 2019 Poetry In Voice competition during the National Finals at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on April 25.
A Sexsmith high school student’s love of poetry has paid off. St. Mary’s Catholic School grade 12 student Catricia Hiebert took first place in the English category at the national finals of the Poetry In Voice competition. Hiebert says she learned a lot about herself during the event.
Nine students from across Canada have collectively won $25,000 in the 2019 Poetry In Voice national poetry recitation competition. The successful Cégep and secondary students were selected during the national finals hosted by the CBC's Rosanna Deerchild in Winnipeg on April 25, 2019.
Larissa Dushime, a 17-year-old St. Joseph's Catholic High School student, has won third place in the French category of the national 2019 Poetry in Voice competition. The finals were held in Winnipeg on Thursday.
Twenty-four 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.
It started with more than ten thousand students from across the country. Now a poetry recitation contest is down to a dozen, and two of those are local.
Teenagers are gathering in Winnipeg this week to wow audiences with not only their public speaking skills but with their poetry talents as well.
Poetry will be in the air this week when Winnipeg hosts the semifinals and finals of Poetry in Voice, a national competition that encourages students to read and recite poetry.