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

Alaska March 7
Arizona

Arkansas

California March 12-13
Colorado
ConnecticutMarch 4
DelawareFebruary 28
District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

HawaiiFebruary 12
IdahoMarch 11
Illinois

IndianaFebruary 18
Iowa

Kansas


KentuckyMarch 7
Louisiana

Maine March 13
Maryland
March 18
MassachusettsMarch 12
Michigan March 3
Minnesota March 8
Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska March 11
Nevada

New HampshireMarch 10
New Jersey

New Mexico March 12
New York March 10
North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon March 11
Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South CarolinaMarch 11
South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virgin Islands

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia March 13-14
Wisconsin

Wyoming

What People are Saying

"I learned that I had the ability to capture the attention of an audience and evoke emotion from them. When I recited my first poem in 9th grade for a mock POL class competition, I was incredibly shy and barely audible. But eventually I grew to love sharing the emotions poems gave me."
Chiara Raimondo
2016 NY POL Champion