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National Finals

The national finals will be held in Washington, DC, April 27-29, 2020. Check back for more details.

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.

State/TerritoryDateLocationWinner & School
AlabamaMarch 2Alabama Shakespeare Festival
AlaskaMarch 12
ArizonaMarch 7Burton Barr Central Library
ArkansasMarch 14Ron Robinson Theater
CaliforniaMarch 15-16Sunday: Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
Monday: CA State Capitol
ColoradoMarch 3Lakewood Cultural Center
ConnecticutMarch 14
DelawareFebruary 25
District of Columbia
FloridaFebruary 29University of South Florida
GeorgiaMarch 15Atlanta History Center
HawaiiMarch 1Tenney Theatre
IdahoMarch 7
IllinoisMarch 2Hoogland Center for the Arts
IndianaFebruary 15Dalia Elkhatib, Franklin Central HS
IowaMarch 8
KansasFebruary 29Salina South HS
KentuckyMarch 3Grand Theatre
LouisianaMarch 7Capitol Park Museum
MaineMarch 2
MarylandMarch 7Center Stage
MassachusettsMarch 8Old South Meeting House
MichiganMarch 13-14Crowne Plaza
MinnesotaFebruary 25Minnesota State University
MississippiFebruary 27MPB Studios
MissouriMarch 12Harry S. Truman State Office Building
MontanaMarch 7Grandstreet Theatre
NebraskaMarch 8Sheldon Museum of Art
NevadaMarch 14Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
New HampshireMarch 13NH State House
New JerseyMarch 17New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
New MexicoMarch 8New Mexico Museum of Art
New YorkMarch 7FIT University
North CarolinaFebruary 22Triad Stage
North DakotaFebruary 24ND Heritage Center & State Museum
OhioMarch 6King Arts Complex
OklahomaMarch 5University of Central Oklahoma
OregonMarch 13
PennsylvaniaMarch 9State Museum
Puerto RicoMarch 13Francisco Arrivi Theater
Rhode IslandMarch 8RISD Museum of Art
South CarolinaMarch 14Richland Library, Main Branch
South DakotaMarch 16
TennesseeMarch 13-14Tennessee State Museum
TexasFebruary 22Bullock Texas State History Museum
UtahMarch 11Westminster College
VermontMarch 16Vermont PBS Studios
Virgin IslandsMarch 14Little Theater
VirginiaMarch 13VPM PBS Richmond
WashingtonMarch 7Tacoma Museum of Glass
West VirginiaMarch 13-14Norman L. Fagan State Theater
WisconsinMarch 7 UW-Madison Pyle Center
WyomingMarch 2Cheyenne Civic Center