State and National Finals
In order to ensure the safety and health of participating students and staff, the 2022 Poetry Out Loud National Finals will take place virtually in lieu of holding them on-site in Washington, DC. At this time, the dates for the virtual 2022 National Finals are still to be determined, but will take place in the Spring as a video competition. When more details are available, they will be shared with the POL community at-large.
Poetry Out Loud competitions at the local, regional, and state-levels may be held virtually or in-person. Organizers who elect to hold an in-person contest should follow federal, state, and local guidelines in regard to slowing the spread of COVID-19. For organizers administering a virtual competition, please reference the How To Administer a Poetry Out Loud Virtual Contest and How to Film a POL Recitation for a Virtual Contest documents.
More information on the National Finals can be found here.
For more information on holding virtual competitions, please visit the Organizing a Contest page.
Find your state’s Poetry Out Loud coordinator here.