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The 2023 Poetry Out Loud National Finals are planned to be held May 8-10th in Washington, DC. The NEA and Poetry Foundation are committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of participants and attendees. We monitor local community health information and update our practices to align with CDC and Safer Federal Workforce guidance as appropriate.

State Finals

Find your state’s Poetry Out Loud coordinator here.

State/Territory Date Winner & School/Org
Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming