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.
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!