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
AlaskaMarch 6
Arizona
Arkansas
CaliforniaMarch 4-5
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware February 27

District of Columbia
Florida March 10
Georgia March 11
Hawaii
Idaho March 10
Illinois
Indiana February 17
Iowa March 4
Kansas

Kentucky March 13
Louisiana
Maine March 12
Maryland

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

New Hampshire March 9
New Jersey
New MexicoMarch 11
New York March 9
North Carolina March 3
North Dakota February 26
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina March 10
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah March 14
Vermont March 15
Virgin Islands
VirginiaMarch 12
Washington
West Virginia March 9-10
Wisconsin
Wyoming March 5-6

What People are Saying

"I went in expecting to lend my voice to the poetry, but found that it was a two-way exchange: the poetry lent its voice to me, as well."
Megan Kim
2017 OR POL Champion