The 2019 National Finals will be held April 30-May 1, 2019 at the Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University. Check back closer to the date for more information.
Tuesday, April 30 - 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
DE, OH, SC, VA, NJ, RI, DC, VT, PA, MD, NY, NC, MA, ME, NH,
CT, WV, USVI
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Semifinal: Region 2
Midwest and South Central
FL, WI, PR, LA, TN, MI, IA, KY, NE,
GA, MS, MO, IL, OK, AR, IN, AL, KS
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Semifinal: Region 3
Upper Northwest and West
UT, AZ, MT, AK, WA, ND, TX, HI, NM, CO, MN, ID, WY, NV, SD, OR, CA
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, May 1 - 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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