The 2017 National Finals will be held April 25-26, 2017 at the Lisner Auditorium at The George Washington University. The semifinals and finals will be webcast live.
Tuesday, April 25 - Semifinals - Lisner Auditorium
Semifinals are free and open to all to attend. No tickets required.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Semifinal: Region 1
East Central and Northeast: PA, NH, NC, VT, WV, MD, SC, RI, ME, NY, USVI, DE, VA, DC, MA, OH, CT, NJ
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Semifinal: Region 2
Midwest and South Central: KS, MS, IL, KY, NE, FL, AR, GA, LA, PR, TN, OK, IN, MI, MO, AL, WI, IA
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Semifinal: Region 3
Upper Northwest and West: WA, ND, TX, HI, NM, AK, WY, CO, SD, OR, UT, MN, ID, MT, CA, NV, AZ
Please Note: The recitation order within each region is determined by a random process. The random recitation order will be honored for all three rounds of competition at the semifinals.
Wednesday, April 26 - National Finals
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
7:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. National Finals at Lisner Auditorium
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Schools interested in Poetry Out Loud contest should contact their state arts agency.