The Competition

Are you ready to set up a contest at your school? This section will help you to organize and run a successful Poetry Out Loud event. Let the competition begin!

Get the resources to organize and run a contest

Prepare your judges

Look for your state’s finals date and winner

Find information on past and upcoming National Finals

Download graphics for promotional and contest materials

What People are Saying

"I was surprised how attached I got to my poems. I've had "Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg" memorized since my sophomore year, and whenever I get nervous or anxious about something I recite it to myself. "
Sarah Calvin-Stupfel
2018 OR POL Champ