Telugu Association of Greater Boston

TAGB Ugadi 2019 Telugu Poem Recital Competition

Registrations Open!!

Walk-ins welcome too.

TAGB is announcing Telugu Poem Recital contest (‘పసి’డి పద్యాల పోటీ) and welcomes all kids from Elementary to High school to participate.  The contest will take place during the Ugadi celebrations on April 27, 2019 at the venue. 

Contest will be held in 3 levels: 

ప్రథమ స్థాయి – Level I (Grades 1-4)

ద్వితీయ స్థాయి – Level II (Grades 5-8) 

తృతీయ స్థాయి – Level III (Grades 9-12)

for Poems, click here

For poems audio, click here

Rules for Poem Recital Competition

Each participant will be asked to recite as many poems as they can from the list published on our website (  This year we chose poems from Vemana Satakamu, Bhaskara Satakamu, Nrisimha Satakamu, and Potana Mahabhagavatamu.  

Participants will be judged on their ability to recite each poem fully and accurately.  Fluency, pronunciation, diction, and cadence will also be criteria for evaluation.

In addition to the above,

  1. Level II participants can be asked for the meaning of or summary of each poem
  2. Level III participants can be asked to narrate the summary of each poem and to explain the meaning of any specific word in each poem

Judges’ decision will be final

Winners from each level will be announced soon after the competition on the same day and invited on stage for prize distribution.

Entry Fee: $10.  No refunds can be considered after registration.

Last date to register: April 20, 2019.

Reporting time for contest: 12:30pm on April 27, 2019.

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