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Judging Criteria

The NPRC is judged according to 4 categories:

  1. Voice and Articulation  (1-5 points)

  2. Stage Presence  (1-5 points)

  3. Overall Effect  (1-10 possible points)

  4. Accuracy  (3 possible points)

Video Examples from the American National Poetry Foundation

American poet Edgar Allan Poe

The following videos display many of the voice and articulation qualities that judges are looking for. While these are native speaker, reviewing the videos will help prepare your students to score well in this category.


More Learning Recitation videos are available here.

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