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 was surprised that I was able to select poems that are so out of my usual spoken word preference. The Poetry Out Loud website has hundreds of poems that I have never seen before, and the fact that I found 3 and was able to make it so far with them is amazing to me. I guess I learned that stepping outside of the box is okay!"
Annabelle Emuze
2015 IL POL Champion