TORONTO, ON, Thursday, April 19, 2018 – Nine students from across Canada have won $25,000 as finalists of the 2018 Poetry In Voice competition. The successful secondary school and Cégep students were selected during the National Finals Awards Show tonight. A gala celebration of poetry, the show was hosted by CBC’s Gillian Deacon, and the students’ performances were judged by an esteemed panel of poets, including Liz Howard, Canisia Lubrin and Matt Rader.
Montreal, QC, June 14, 2017 - Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is pleased to announce a three-year partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts that will extend the reach of our organization to all parts of Canada and beyond.
As part of our ongoing work to foster a love of poetry among Canadian youth - the readers, thinkers, and leaders of tomorrow - we will appoint 15 Poet Ambassadors from among the hundreds of poets engaging in dynamic educational and community outreach across the country.
The poets will:
Vancouver, BC – Nine students from across Canada have received a combined $25,000 in prize money as winners of the 2017 Poetry In Voice competition, now in its seventh year. The successful high school and CEGEP students were selected during the anticipated National Finals event in Vancouver by an esteemed panel of judges including Jordan Abel, Joanne Arnott, Lorna Crozier, Laurent Fadanni, Marie-Andrée Gill, Pierre Nepveu, and Fred Wah.
APRIL 22, 2016
Toronto, ON — Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is proud to announce the winners of its sixth annual poetry recitation competition, held yesterday in Toronto at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West. In the country-wide competition, students competed for the opportunity to take home $5,000 in each category.
The nine student winners are:
After six years of steady growth that saw the national competition host its last two annual finals in Vancouver and Montreal, Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie returns this spring to Toronto, where 39 high school students from all over Canada will compete in the National Finals on April 20 and 21, 2016.
APRIL 22, 2015
Montreal, QC — Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is proud to announce the winners of its fifth annual poetry recitation competition, held yesterday for the first time in Montreal at la salle Pierre-Mercure, 300 de Maisonneuve East, Montreal. In the country-wide competition, students competed for the opportunity to take home $5,000 in each category.
March 31, 2015
Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie celebrates its fifth anniversary in Montreal, where 39 high school students from all over Canada will compete in the National Finals on April 20 and 21, 2015.
April 2, 2014 — Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is happy to announce that students from secondary schools across the country will compete in the 2014 Poetry In Voice National Finals. Our Online Semifinals judges — all celebrated Canadian poets — viewed 585 recitation videos before choosing the top 39 students, selecting carefully for criteria such as appropriateness of dramatization and evidence of understanding. The finalists will meet in Vancouver, BC for two days of competition leading to the National Finals on May 9 at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre. This year, students will also have the opportunity to take a writing workshop with poet and Poetry In Voice Creative Director Damian Rogers as well as enjoy a guided tour of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is back for its fourth year, and the stakes have been raised yet again as the contest has grown to include over 360 schools from all over the country. The National Finals will be held on May 8 and 9, 2014, in Vancouver, BC. This marks the first time that the annual poetry recitation competition will hold its National Finals outside of Toronto; in future, the National Finals will be held in a different Canadian city each year.