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.

For information on the National Finals, click here.


State Date Representative
Alabama Feb 19
AlaskaMar 7
Arizona Mar 9
ArkansasMar 16
CaliforniaMar 10-11
Colorado Feb 27
Connecticut Mar 9
Delaware Feb 26
District of Columbia Mar 7
Florida Mar 2
GeorgiaMar 17
HawaiiFeb 24
IdahoMar 9
IllinoisMar 8
Indiana Feb 16
Iowa Mar 3
Kansas
Mar 2
Kentucky Mar 5
LouisianaMar 9
Maine Mar 11
Maryland
Mar 2
MassachusettsMar 10
Michigan Mar 1-2
Minnesota Mar 7
Mississippi Mar 5
Missouri Mar 14
MontanaMar 2
NebraskaMar 10
Nevada Mar 16
New Hampshire Mar 15
New JerseyMar 12
New MexicoMar 10
New York Mar 8
North Carolina Feb 16
North Dakota Feb 25
Ohio Mar 8
OklahomaMar 7
Oregon Mar 9
PennsylvaniaMar 4
Puerto Rico Mar 16
Rhode IslandMar 10
South Carolina Mar 9
South Dakota Mar 18
TennesseeMar 2
TexasFeb 23
Utah Mar 13
Vermont Mar 18
Virgin IslandsMar 9
VirginiaMar 15
Washington Mar 2
West VirginiaMar 1-2
WisconsinMar 9
Wyoming Mar 4

What People are Saying

"Though I have always had an immense love and appreciation for poetry, particularly spoken word poetry, it was not until I was given the opportunity to go on stage and actually deliver the words of others that I was able to comprehend the real impact of this art."
Iman Dancy
2017 NC POL Champion