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

Alaska March 7
Arizona March 11
Arkansas March 4
California March 12-13
Connecticut March 4
Delaware February 28
District of Columbia March 8
Florida March 11

Hawaii February 12
Idaho March 11
Illinois March 10
Indiana February 18


Kentucky March 7
Louisiana March 11
Maine March 13
March 18
Massachusetts March 12
Michigan March 3
Minnesota March 8
Mississippi March 9
Missouri March 9
Montana March 4
Nebraska March 11
Nevada March 11
New Hampshire March 10
New Jersey

New Mexico March 12
New York March 10
North Carolina

North Dakota February 27
Ohio March 4

Oregon March 11
Pennsylvania March 6
Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina March 11
South Dakota March 13
Tennessee March 3-4
Texas February 25


Virgin Islands


Washington March 4
West Virginia March 3-4

Wyoming March 6-7

What People are Saying

"I cannot say enough about Poetry Out Loud and what the program has done for my colleagues and our students. I have seen what this amazing program does for poetry lovers and poetry skeptics alike."
Craig Lawrence
2014 IL POL Champion Teacher