Press Releases

Tuesday 20 April 2021

Montreal, April 22, 2021 - Poetry In Voice is proud to announce the National Finals winners! These nine finalists have won their school contests, the online qualifiers, and the semifinals. In total, they stood out from among 10,000 other competitors.

The show can still be watched on the National Finals webpage, and all the recitations can be found on the recitation videos webpage.

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Montreal, March 25, 2021 – Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is proud to announce the winners of the People’s Choice Award in English and French as well as the nine finalists of its annual poetry recitation contest.

 

People’s Choice Award

A total of 10 063 people voted for their favourite recitation in our People’s Choice category! With 798 votes, Star Ezeano from All Saints High School in Calgary, Alberta won the English People’s Choice prize, worth $500.

Wednesday 10 March 2021

People’s Choice Award

Watch the 42 semifinalists’ recitations and vote for your favourite!

 

For immediate release — 10 am EDT, March 11, 2020

Students across the country recite poems to reach the National Finals.

 

 

Thursday 16 April 2020

Montreal, April 17, 2020 – Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie is proud to announce the nine winners of its annual poetry recitation contest. 

Wednesday 18 March 2020

For immediate release – 10 am EDT, March 19, 2020

 

Given the rapidly evolving COVID-19 global pandemic, Poetry In Voice/Les voix de la poésie will hold an online National Finals next month.

Thursday 25 April 2019

WINNIPEG, MB, Thursday, April 25, 2019 – Nine students from across Canada have won $25,000 as finalists of the 2019 Poetry In Voice competition. The successful secondary school and Cégep students were selected during the National Finals tonight. A gala celebration of poetry, the show was hosted by CBC’s Rosanna Deerchild and poet J.R. Léveillé at the sparkling Winnipeg Art Gallery. 

Tuesday 19 March 2019

For immediate release – 10 am EDT, March 20, 2019

Poetry as performance art hits Winnipeg as talented students from Grades 9-12, chosen from over 10,000 participants in school competitions and online video submissions, gather for the National Finals.

 

Friday 20 April 2018

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.

Monday 12 June 2017

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:

Monday 17 April 2017

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.

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