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Important Dates and Locations

2018-2019 Important Dates and Locations

September 2018 – February 2019: School-wide competitions held

January 12, 2019: Deadline to send School Registration to the Tennessee Arts Commission

February 10, 2019: Deadline to send State Finals Registration to the Tennessee Arts Commission. Once a winner has been selected from your classroom or school-wide competition, you should register the student along with his or her selected poems.

March 2 2019: State Finals Competition, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

Click to view the complete POL 2019 Program

STATE FINALS SCHEDULE
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast for Participants
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Student Rehearsal
9:30 a.m. Theater Opens To The Public
10:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Welcome & Round 1
11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Round 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Top Ten Announcment
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Top Ten Competition
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Spoken Word Performance
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Awards Presentation

March 21, 2019: Deadline for state champion and chaperones to register for National Finals

April 2019: State champion training

April 29 – May 1, 2019: Poetry Out Loud Nationals in Washington, D.C.

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