Dates & Locations

The format for the 2023 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl will be either in-person or virtual. Each local and regional competition will choose whether to compete in-person or virtual. The State competition in March will be virtual.

DeKalb and Metro Region Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competitions.

  • DeKalb HRRB — January 28, 2023: ES, MS & HS  (Face to Face)  at Miller Grove HS — 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Metro Regional HRRB — February 11, 2023 (Virtual Format via Teams)
  • State HRRB — March 18, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at the Georgia Children’s Literature Conference (Virtual format)

North Region Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competitions

  • Local HRRB — January 21 or January 28, 2023 (Format determined at local level.)
  • North Regional HRRB — February 11 or February 18, 2023 (Format determined by region.)
  • State HRRB — March 18, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at the Georgia Children’s Literature Conference (Virtual format)

West Region Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competitions

  • Local HRRB — January 21 or January 28, 2023 (Format determined at local level.)
  • West Regional HRRB — February 11, 2023 at 10:30 am at the University of West Georgia (Face to Face)
  • State HRRB — March 18, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at the Georgia Children’s Literature Conference (Virtual format)

Middle Region Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competitions

  • Local HRRB — January 21 or January 28, 2023 (Format determined at local level.)
  • Middle Regional HRRB — February 11 or February 18, 2023 (Format determined by region.)
  • State HRRB — March 18, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at the Georgia Children’s Literature Conference (Virtual format)

South Region Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competitions

  • Local HRRB — January 21 or January 28, 2023 (Format determined at local level.)
  • South Regional HRRB — February 11 or February 18, 2023 (Format determined by region.)
  • State HRRB — March 18, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at the Georgia Children’s Literature Conference (Virtual format)

East Region Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Competitions

  • Local HRRB — January 21 or January 28, 2023 (Format determined at local level.)
  • East Regional HRRB — February 11, 2023 (Virtual Format-Microsoft Teams)
  • State HRRB — March 18, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at the Georgia Children’s Literature Conference (Virtual format)