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.

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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

[A Bird, came down the Walk-] 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   "[A Bird, came down the Walk-]" video. Your votes, along with the votes of Norton editors, will determine the winner!


Video 1
by Kyla Little
St. Stephens High School (Hickory, NC)


Video 2
by Amy Schmidt
Elmira College (Elmira, NY)


Video 3
by Sarah Krolak
St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)