Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud is a free poetry recitation contest for high-school students (grades 9-12) in both public and private schools. 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.
REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL FOR THE 2021 STATE CONTEST
DEADLINE WAS DECEMBER 1, 2020
Click here to request a hard copy of the 2020-2021 Teacher’s Guide.
*Please note that the Teacher’s Guide was published prior to the current COVID-19. Pandemic. Both state and national contests will now be a video submission virtual contest! School and classroom competitions may be either in person or virtual.*
Statewide Video Submission Contest
|Sept 1 – Dec 1, 2020||School Registration Window|
|Nov 1 – Jan 29, 2021||Classroom/Schoolwide CompetitionWindow|
|Nov 14, 2020||FREE POL Virtual Workshop for Teachers and Coordinators|
|Jan 29, 2021||Deadline for Submitting School Winner to OKA+|
|Feb 17, 2021||Deadline for Video Submissions|
|March 4, 2021||Statewide Virtual Award Celebration|
|Spring 2021||National Video Submission Contest|
Choose your poems from the POL anthology.
2019-2020 Participating Schools: Augustine Christian Academy, Bethany High School, Bethel High School, Byng High School, Carl Albert High School, Classen School of Advanced Studies, Dewey High School, Edmond Santa Fe High School, Epic Charter School, Guthrie High School, Hardesty High School, Harding Fine Arts, Holdenville High School, Hominy High School, Lawton High School, MacArthur High School, Madill High School, Mount St. Mary Catholic High School, North Rock Creek High School, Oaks Mission High School, Putnam City North High School, Southeast High School, Union High School, Walters High School
Celebrating the Oklahoma 2020 Poetry Out Loud Champion!
This project is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.