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 18, 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 2019: Dates and location for the two-day State Finals event are to be determined.
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.