For the 2020-2021 year, the Maryland State Poetry Out Loud competition will be held virtually! Students (who want to independently participate), educators, and community organizers are encouraged to register indicating their intent to submit student poetry recitation videos for competition consideration.
Poetry Out Loud is a great opportunity for a remote and hybrid student learning project. You can showcase your students’ creativity in a new, fun, digitally engaging way! To view the full Poetry Out Loud schedule, see here.
Deadline to Apply: Monday, November 2 at 11:59 p.m.
Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a literary arts program created by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation. Through Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) support, students across Maryland are enriched by this national arts education program that encourages the mastery of great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. Since 2005, nearly 4.7 million students have competed in Poetry Out Loud nationwide. That’s almost 4.7 million students who have learned at least one poem by heart! In Maryland, approximately 129,000 students have participated in the program, learning the power of poetry firsthand.
More information about the Poetry Out Loud competition is available here.