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 March 3
Arkansas March 3
CaliforniaMarch 18-19
Colorado February 28
Connecticut March 3
Delaware February 27

District of Columbia March 14
Florida March 10
Georgia March 11
Hawaii March 4
Idaho March 10
IllinoisMarch 9
Indiana February 17
Iowa March 4
Kansas
March 3
Kentucky March 13
LouisianaMarch 3
Maine March 12
Maryland
March 10
MassachusettsMarch 11
Michigan March 1-2
Minnesota March 8
Mississippi March 6
Missouri March 8
MontanaMarch 3
NebraskaMarch 11
Nevada March 3
New Hampshire March 9
New JerseyMarch 12
New MexicoMarch 11
New York March 9
North Carolina March 3
North Dakota February 26
Ohio March 3
Oklahoma
Oregon March 10
PennsylvaniaMarch 5
Puerto Rico March 10
Rhode IslandMarch 4
South Carolina March 10
South Dakota
Tennessee March 9-10
TexasFebruary 24
Utah March 14
Vermont March 15
Virgin IslandsMarch 10
VirginiaMarch 12
Washington March 10
West Virginia March 9-10
WisconsinMarch 10
Wyoming March 5-6

What People are Saying

"I learned that no matter how many times I do it, I will still be nervous when I speak in public. I also learned that it is possible to experience the same poem many times in a row and still feel like I am discovering something new about myself through the words of the writer."
Madeleine Schroeder
2017 OH POL Champion