The Competition

Are you ready to set up a contest at your school? This section will help you to organize and run a successful Poetry Out Loud event. Let the competition begin!

Get the resources to organize and run a contest

Prepare your judges

Look for your state’s finals date and winner

Find information on past and upcoming National Finals

Download graphics for promotional and contest materials

What People are Saying

"I actually enjoy poetry! When I started participating in the Poetry Out Loud competition in the 9th grade I hated poetry, but as I continued to participate over the years I grew a love and appreciation for the art form, and poetry is now a part of my identity."
Irvin Mason, Jr.
2016 USVI POL Champion