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Poetry in Voice competition kicks off in Montreal

Watch high school and CEGEP students from across Canada compete at the national finals of Poetry in Voice, live from Centre Pierre-Péladeau in downtown Montreal.

Quebec youth participate in poetry competition could win $25,000 prize

A participant in last year's Poetry in Voice competition. (Submitted by Sonia Recchia)

Watch high school and CEGEP students from across Canada compete at the national finals of Poetry in Voice, live from Centre Pierre-Péladeau in downtown Montreal.

Monday, April 20

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: French qualifiers

12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Bilingual qualifiers

2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: English qualifiers

Tuesday, April 21

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Awards show with top three competitors from each stream competing for $25,000.

About the competition

Almost 400 schools from across Canada participated in the online semifinals of Poetry In Voice, a national poetry recitation competition.

Thirty-nine top-scoring students have made it to the finals in Montreal. They will recite poems from memory in one of three catagories — English, French, bilingual — with the chance to win $25,000 in prizes

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