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Express Yourself! Youth Poetry Competition 2012 Awards Ceremony

Award Ceremony Opening

Jo Giudice, Assistant Director, Dallas Public Library (became Library Director as of December 2012) acknowledges program sponsors, facilitators and participants in the 2012 Youth Poetry Competition.

Listen: Introduction (Right click on link to download.)


Cover Art Contestants Display Artwork

Contestants present their artwork and talk about their inspiration for the work.

Listen: Cover Art Contestants (Right click on link to download.)

Finalists' Artwork



Third Grade Poetry Contestants

Contestants read their poetry

Listen: Third Grade Contestants (Right click on link to download.)


Fourth Grade Poetry Contestants

Contestants read their poetry

Listen: Fourth Grade Contestants (Right click on link to download.)


Fifth Grade Poetry Contestants

Contestants read their poetry

Listen: Fifth Grade Contestants (Right click on link to download.)


Sixth Grade Poetry Contestants

Contestants read their poetry. One 3rd grader also reads her poem.

Listen: Sixth Grade Contestants (Right click on link to download.)


Seventh Grade Poetry Contestants

Contestants read their poetry

Listen: Seventh Grade Contestants (Right click on link to download.)


Eighth Grade Poetry Contestants

Contestants read their poetry

Listen: Eighth Grade Contestants (Right click on link to download.)


Ninth and Tenth Grade Poetry Contestants

Contestants read their poetry

Listen: Ninth and Tenth Grade Contestants (Right click on link to download.)


Eleventh and Twelfth Grade Poetry Contestants and Competition Awards

Contestants read their poetry and awards are presented

Listen: Eleventh Grade and Twelfth Contestants and Awards Presentation (Right click on link to download.)