State Finals

Information on the time, date, and location of State Finals will be updated as more competitions are scheduled and planned. Find your state's Poetry Out Loud coordinator here.

For information on the National Finals, click here.


State Date Winner
Alabama February 19, 2018
AlaskaMarch 6, 2018
Arizona
Arkansas
CaliforniaMarch 4-5, 2018
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia March 11, 2018
Hawaii
Idaho March 10, 2018
Illinois
Indiana February 17, 2018
Iowa March 4, 2018
Kansas

Kentucky March 13, 2018
Louisiana
Maine March 12, 2018
Maryland

MassachusettsMarch 11, 2018
Michigan March 1-2, 2018
Minnesota March 8, 2018
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
NebraskaMarch 11, 2018
Nevada

New Hampshire March 9, 2018
New Jersey
New MexicoMarch 11, 2018
New York
North Carolina March 3, 2018
North Dakota February 26, 2018
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont March 15, 2018
Virgin Islands
VirginiaMarch 12, 2018
Washington
West Virginia March 9-10, 2018
Wisconsin
Wyoming March 5-6, 2018

What People are Saying

"I have always loved poetry, but through Poetry Out Loud I have learned a greater respect for all different types of poetry. This competition is so much more than memorizing and reciting a poem; I became very invested in each one of my poems."
Janessa Gould
2017 WI POL Champion