The 2018 National Finals will be held April 23-25, 2018 at the Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University. The semifinals and finals will be webcast live.
Tuesday, April 24 - Semifinals - Lisner Auditorium
Semifinals are free and open to all to attend. No tickets required.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Semifinal: Region 1
East Central and Northeast
DC, CT, MA, NY, SC, OH, VI, NJ, VA, DE, NH, WV, RI, NC, MD, VT, ME, PA
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Semifinal: Region 2
Midwest and South Central
MO, OK, GA, AL, IA, WI, IN, KS, AR, TN, IL, KY, MI, MS, LA, FL, NE, PR
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Semifinal: Region 3
Upper Northwest and West
SD, MN, CA, CO, NV, ID, AK, AZ, NM, HI, TX, WA, UT, OR, WY, MT, ND
Please Note: The recitation order within each region is determined by a random process. The random recitation order will be honored for all three rounds of competition at the semifinals.
Wednesday, April 25 - National Finals
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. National Finals at Lisner Auditorium
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