Poetry Out Loud
Student recitation contest
Poetry Out Loud is a national contest for teens that challenges them to eloquently recite poems aloud by memory. The Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts cosponsor the annual competition. Contests are held at the state and regional levels prior to the national event.
The Springfield Area Arts Council organizes and holds the
regional contest here in
Students’ performances are judged for physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, level of difficulty, evidence of understanding, overall performance and accuracy.
The Illinois Arts Council Agency in
If you want to venture out east to D.C., the finals will be at
Send poems or blog post ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.