Competition Day

2024 Competition Dates & Facility are TBD! 

The competition is typically held in early April. 


2023 Information:

Thursday, April 20th & Friday, April 21st 2023


National Guard Armory

3300 E Division St, Evansville, IN 47715

Parking lot is available. Teams should enter by the flagpole.

Arrive & check-in each day 3:45-4:00pm. End time will be 7:30pm each day.

Thursday, April 20th

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

Friday April 21st

Battles 4:30-5:30, then a break to eat 5:30-6, & 6-6:15pm line up & prepare for celebration

Readers' Celebration 6:15-7:30pm (Coaches & Teams only this year)

Teams will report 3:45-4:00 and will be directed to where their first battle will begin. A video will be shared afterwards so that family & friends can see the excitement of our Parade of Readers, celebrating all participants. 

Readers' Celebration Details

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

  T-Shirt Design Contest Judge will present our design winner with an award (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!