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Poetry Out Loud competitions at the local, regional, and state levels may be held virtually or in person. For organizers administering a virtual competition, please reference the How To Administer a Poetry Out Loud Virtual Competition and How to Film a POL Recitation for a Virtual Competition documents. State finals will take place in February and March 2024. The Poetry Out Loud National Finals will be held in Washington, DC from April 30 to May 2, 2024. For more information on holding competitions, please visit the Organizing a Competition page.

State Finals

State/Territory Date Winner & School/Org
Alabama March 6, 2024
Alaska March 11, 2024
American Samoa March 15, 2024
Arizona March 2, 2024
Arkansas March 2, 2024
California March 16, 2024
Colorado March 11, 2024
Connecticut March 1, 2024
Delaware February 29, 2024
District of Columbia March 17, 2024
Florida March 2, 2024
Georgia March 8, 2024
Guam March 9, 2024
Hawaii February 25, 2024
Idaho March 16, 2024
Illinois March 11, 2024
Indiana March 2, 2024
Iowa March 3, 2024
Kansas March 2, 2024
Kentucky March 14, 2024
Louisiana March 7, 2024
Maine March 11, 2024
Maryland March 16, 2024
Massachusetts March 10, 2024
Michigan March 9, 2024
Minnesota March 1, 2024
Mississippi March 7, 2024
Missouri March 7, 2024
Montana March 2, 2024
Nebraska March 9, 2024
Nevada March 9, 2024
New Hampshire March 15, 2024
New Jersey March 14, 2024
New Mexico March 3, 2024
New York March 9, 2024
North Carolina February 24, 2024
North Dakota February 26, 2024
Ohio February 9, 2024
Oklahoma March 6, 2024
Oregon March 9, 2024
Pennsylvania March 4, 2024
Puerto Rico March 8, 2024
Rhode Island March 10, 2024
South Carolina March 9, 2024
South Dakota March 18, 2024
Tennessee March 2, 2024
Texas February 24, 2024
Utah March 13, 2024
Vermont March 14, 2024
Virgin Islands March 9, 2024
Virginia March 8, 2024
Washington March 9, 2024
West Virginia March 9, 2024
Wisconsin March 9, 2024
Wyoming February 26, 2024

Find your state’s Poetry Out Loud coordinator here.