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
Arkansas
CaliforniaMar 3-4
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
GeorgiaMar 17
HawaiiFeb 24
IdahoMar 9
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa Mar 3
Kansas

Kentucky Mar 5
Louisiana
Maine Mar 11
Maryland
Mar 10
Massachusetts
Michigan Mar 1-2
Minnesota Mar 7
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada Mar 16
New Hampshire
New JerseyMar 12
New MexicoMar 10
New York
North Carolina Feb 16
North Dakota Feb 25
Ohio Mar 8
OklahomaMar 7
Oregon Mar 9
PennsylvaniaMar 4
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina Mar 9
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
VirginiaMar 15
Washington
West VirginiaMar 1-2
WisconsinMar 9
Wyoming Mar 4-5

What People are Saying

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Craig Lawrence
2014 IL POL Champion Teacher