Competition Day

Thursday, April 7th & Friday, April 8th 2022

National Guard Armory, 3300 E Division St, Evansville, IN 47715

Teams should enter by the entrance with the flagpole.

Arrive & check-in each day 3:45-4:15pm, End time will be 7:30pm each day


Thursday, April 7th

Battles 4:30-7:30 with a scheduled break to eat


Friday April 8th

Battles 4:30-5:30, then a break to eat 5:30-6 & 6-7pm line up & prepare for celebration

Readers' Celebration 6:30-7:30pm (Teams & Coaches live and families & friends invited to join livestream of the celebration)

Teams will report 3:45-4:15 to the National Guard Armory and will be directed to where their first battle will begin. The Readers' Celebration will take place in the gymnasium for participants, and family & friends are encouraged to join us virtually with a livestream of the celebration to celebrate our readers at that time!

Parking: Will communicate details later- TBD


Readers Celebration Details

We will be in a different event space for 2022, so may alter a few logistics for how we enter with teams, etc. but would like to do everything we've done in the past to celebrate all readers for participating.

Basic Format:

Parade of Readers at the beginning- teams & coaches parade into gym with any team spirit signs they have.

Guest Speaker (pictured below is Kristi Valiant, illustrator from a past competition):

Announce top teams & top 2 teams come to front for awards. Then, they compete in a Readers' Celebration battle on stage.

Our overall message: we hope everyone had fun reading the books and congratulate all of our readers for reading high-quality books and taking time to prepare for the competition!