Poetry Out Loud
Registration is Open for TN Poetry Out Loud Competition
Poetry Out Loud is a nationwide program created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, encouraging the study of poetry to high schoolers through a unique competition. This program is sometimes students’ first interaction with poetry and serves as an incredible tool for ALL students to learn useful public speaking and presentation skills.
Poetry Out Loud is a fun, dynamic platform for ALL students to participate in a school activity, and learn useful public speaking and presentation skills. Follow the links below to have materials sent to your school or to register your school for the program.About POL
- Deadline to send school registration to TN Arts Commission
- Deadline to register your school's champion for the state competition
- Deadline to submit your school champion’s recorded virtual competition videos to TN Arts Commission.
- Tennessee Poetry Out Loud State Finals Showcase and Awards Ceremony. This will be a virtual event. More details to come.
- Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals–this will be a submission-based competition and will be streamed on arts.gov.
- Poetry Out Loud National Finals–this will be a submission-based competition and will be streamed on arts.gov.
Register your school by January 12, 2021 for the competition to receive materials and updates.
Have a winner? Register your student for the State Finals in Nashville, TN by February 1, 2021.
2021 Poetry Out Loud National Finals to be held virtually
In order to ensure the safety and health of participating students and staff, the 2021 POL National Finals will be held virtually in lieu of holding them on-site in Washington D.C. as previously planned.
Watch 2020 student recitations on the Poetry Out Loud YouTube channel
Download the POL Virtual Competitions and Requirements Document from the National Endowment for the ArtsRead More