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 17 Khadijah Thompson
Alaska March 11 Maeva Ordaz
Arizona March 15 Matthew Kaplan
Arkansas March 1 Jalen A. Bell
California March 24 Shayna Maci Warner
Colorado March 11 Alice Kilduff
Connecticut March 12 Michaella Toledo
Delaware February 25 Kathleen Becker
District of Columbia March 4 Kayla Forde
Florida March 1 Emily Rodriguez
Georgia March 15 Ashlie Robertson
Hawaii March 2 Brady Jernigan
Idaho March 9 Savina Magdalena Barini
Illinois March 14 Monica Labelle
Indiana February 22 Emma Libersky
Iowa March 2 Josephine Everett
Kansas March 15 Leanne Chun
Kentucky March 13 Taryn Syck
Louisiana March 8 Breanna Smith
Maine February 26 Charlotte Feinberg
Maryland March 15 Akash Menon
Massachusetts March 9 Courtney Stewart
Michigan March 14 Matthew Webb
Minnesota March 13 Faizah Abubakar
Mississippi March 6 Joy Cariño
Missouri March 13 Thomas Fields
Montana March 8 Sowmya Sudhakar
Nebraska March 8 Amanda Pohlman
Nevada March 15 Christian Schunke
New Hampshire March 13 Hannah Burke
New Jersey March 14 Natasha Vargas
New Mexico March 9 Zoe Webb-Sagarin
New York March 4 Schuyler Press
North Carolina March 15 Casey Goggin
North Dakota March 3 Julia Johnson
Ohio March 8 Lake Wilburn
Oklahoma March 1 Edson Alvarado
Oregon March 15 Rosie Reyes
Pennsylvania March 10 Elliot Davidson
Puerto Rico March 15 Zoryan Rodríguez Feliciano
Rhode Island March 16 Yesenia Rego
South Carolina March 15 Nicole Sadek
South Dakota March 17 Shivalo Soldier Wolf
Tennessee March 15 Anita Norman
Texas February 22 Kristina Watkins
Utah March 12 Ashlei Havili
Vermont March 20 Samuel Boudreau
Virgin Islands March 8 Angelique Flemming
Virginia March 13 Isabelle Andrews
Washington March 8 Elizabeth Mo
West Virginia March 9 Austin Gage
Wisconsin March 8 Anna Wolfs
Wyoming March 10 Sara Ellingrod