Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poésie is recommending recitation contests at all levels be held online this year. Students, check out our Tips for Reciting Online page. Teachers, consult the Run an Online Contest page for tips on holding a contest, and check out our Team Regionals page for opportunities to join an online team contest near you. The Junior Contest will be held online, as it always has been. We hope to hold a live Senior Nationals in Montreal in April, 2021, A final decision will be made closer to the date, but we will definitely hold Nationals, as we did in 2020. Learn about changes to the contest format on the Senior Nationals page. There are more prizes to be won than ever before!

 

2019 Senior National Winners

Bilingual Stream

First place

Ghada Charki
Embedded thumbnail for Ghada Charki: “The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter” by Ezra Pound
CHAMPLAIN REGIONAL COLLEGE - SAINT-LAMBERT
SAINT-LAMBERT, QC

Second place

Jenny Wang
Embedded thumbnail for Jenny Wang: “Poor Speaker” by Sonnet L’Abbé
COLLÈGE JEAN-DE-BRÉBEUF
MONTRÉAL, QC

Third place

Avril Brigden
Embedded thumbnail for Avril Brigden: « Ce ne sont pas mains de géants » de Paul Éluard
ALPHA SECONDARY SCHOOL
BURNABY, BC

English Stream

First place

Catricia Hiebert
Embedded thumbnail for Catricia Hiebert: “War” by Lee Maracle
ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
SEXSMITH, AB

Second place

Matthew Zhou
Embedded thumbnail for Matthew Zhou: “Poem For Duncan Campbell Scott” by Armand Garnet Ruffo
LONDON CENTRAL SECONDARY SCHOOL
London, ON

Third place

Nina Thach
Embedded thumbnail for Nina Thach: “My Brother at 3 A.M.” by Natalie Diaz
KILDONAN-EAST COLLEGIATE
WINNIPEG, MB

French Stream

First place

Nahida Mohamadou
Embedded thumbnail for Nahida Mohamadou : « Aujourd’hui j’ai vu... »  Nadine Ltaif
LYCÉE LOUIS PASTEUR SCHOOL
CALGARY, AB

Second place

Laure Poitras
Embedded thumbnail for Laure Poitras : « L’union libre » d’André Breton
CÉGEP DU VIEUX MONTRÉAL
MONTRÉAL, QC

Third place

Larissa Dushime
Embedded thumbnail for Larissa Dushime : « Accompagnement » de Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau
ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
WINDSOR, ON