Poetry Out Loud

Ages:High School

Type:Presentation

Categories:Language Arts, Spoken Word & Poetry

Scope:National

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Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.

Perform a poem from the Poetry Out Loud print or online anthology on stage in front of a judging panel. Poetry presentations begin at local levels and rise up through the National Championship.

  • Physical Presence
  • Voice and Articulation
  • Dramatic Appropriateness
  • Evidence of Understanding
  • Overall Performance
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.poetryoutloud.org/

Managing Organization: Poetry Foundation

Contact:

mail@poetryoutloud.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Only schools registered with their state Poetry Out Loud coordinator are eligible for the competition. <p><strong>Student Eligibility</strong> <ul> <li>Grade Level: Only currently enrolled students in grades 9-12 are eligible, with an exception made for 8th-grade students participating in a 9th- through 12th-grade class.</li> <li>Citizenship: Competitors at the state and national finals must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a valid tax identification or Social Security number. Tax identification or Social Security numbers are required to receive prizes, including cash payments or travel awards. Students are responsible for verifying their eligibility.</li> <li>State Finals: A student may not advance to the state finals without competing in a lower-level competition.</li> <li>Homeschooled Students: Homeschooled students may participate by competing in a contest at a local school (at the school’s discretion) or with other local homeschooled students. Contact your state coordinator for specific guidelines.</li> <li>School Not Participating? Students unable to participate at a local school should contact their state Poetry Out Loud coordinator to discuss other opportunities for inclusion in the state’s official competition.</li> </ul>

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.

Process

Perform a poem from the Poetry Out Loud print or online anthology on stage in front of a judging panel. Poetry presentations begin at local levels and rise up through the National Championship.

Criteria

  • Physical Presence
  • Voice and Articulation
  • Dramatic Appropriateness
  • Evidence of Understanding
  • Overall Performance

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.poetryoutloud.org/

Managing Organization: Poetry Foundation

Contact:

mail@poetryoutloud.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Only schools registered with their state Poetry Out Loud coordinator are eligible for the competition. <p><strong>Student Eligibility</strong> <ul> <li>Grade Level: Only currently enrolled students in grades 9-12 are eligible, with an exception made for 8th-grade students participating in a 9th- through 12th-grade class.</li> <li>Citizenship: Competitors at the state and national finals must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a valid tax identification or Social Security number. Tax identification or Social Security numbers are required to receive prizes, including cash payments or travel awards. Students are responsible for verifying their eligibility.</li> <li>State Finals: A student may not advance to the state finals without competing in a lower-level competition.</li> <li>Homeschooled Students: Homeschooled students may participate by competing in a contest at a local school (at the school’s discretion) or with other local homeschooled students. Contact your state coordinator for specific guidelines.</li> <li>School Not Participating? Students unable to participate at a local school should contact their state Poetry Out Loud coordinator to discuss other opportunities for inclusion in the state’s official competition.</li> </ul>

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.