About The NPRC

The National Poetry Recitation Contest was created in 2010 by a Peace Corps Volunteer and her Armenian counterpart living in the community of Hrazdan. The goal of the National Poetry Recitation Contest (NPRC) is to create an opportunity for Armenian students in grades 7-12 to not only compete academically with their peers, but learn and understand the art of public speaking while studying Western poets and poetry in English. The competition consists…

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Support the 2018 Contest!

In 2018, the NPRC regional and national contests will be funded solely through donations. All students participate free of charge. This competition exists because donors like you know that improving language and public speaking skills, enhancing critical thinking, and building self-confidence among youth are paramount to Armenia’s future. This competition exists because you care about cultivating a love of words and creativity in committed learners. Thank you for supporting a love of poetry,…

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2017 National Contest Winners

1st Place Winners! (From left to right): Emilia Simonian (11th form), Gayan Elena Hovnanian (8th form), Argam Movsisyan (9th form), Narek Melkonyan (7th form), Darlene Moreno (Chair), Milena Mkoyan (10th form) and Liana Habeshyan (12th form) 7th Form Winners 1st Place: Narek Melkonyan, School #59 2nd Place: Arka Grigoryan, Vanadzor School #1 3rd Place: Mary Purtoyan, Verjine Adamyan School Lanjaghbyur 8th Form Winners (From left to right): Lilit Asatryan, Gayan Elena…

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