Contest Information:

In Fall 2012, high school and college students worldwide were invited to submit original online video recitations of a work from the Norton Anthologies. Finalists were selected for each of the works by W. W. Norton & Company editors.


One winner for each selection will be chosen by the public and a panel of Norton editors. Each winner will receive a $150 Barnes & Noble gift certificate and have his or her name featured on the acknowledgments page of a Norton Anthology.

To read more about the contest rules, including the list of selections allowed for the contest, please visit the original contest page.

More Info:

To learn more about this contest or the Anthologies published by W. W. Norton, write to us.

Videos to Vote On:

Elizabeth I
Edgar Allan Poe
Rudyard Kipling
Paul Laurence Dunbar
William Shakespeare
Emily Dickinson

'If—' Recitation Finalists

Vote for your favorite!
After watching each finalist's submission, please scroll to the bottom of the page and vote for your favorite "If—" video. Your votes, along with the votes of Norton editors, will determine the winner!


Video 1
by Shelton J. Handy
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Princess Anne, MD)


Video 2
by David Pittman
Harper College (Palatine, IL)


Video 3
by Nicole Gentile
Elmira College (Elmira, NY)