Triad Stage serves as the host of North Carolina's Poetry Out Loud state competition. Poetry Out Loud is a national program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation that encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps high school students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Students have the opportunity to compete at classroom, school, district, state, and national levels for cash prizes and money for their schools to purchase poetry books.
Congratulations to our 2021 NC State Champion Meziah Smith from Knightdale High School!
Important Dates & Deadlines
Monday, November 15, 2021: DEADLINE for school/student registration
Friday, January 14, 2022: DEADLINE for submitting school winner to NC POL Coordinator
Friday, January 24, 2022: DEADLINE for submitting county winner to NC POL Coordinator
Saturday, February 26, 2022: North Carolina State Competition (currently planned to be in-person, but may pivot to virtual based on CDC and State guidelines)
Saturday, March 5, 2021: Snow Date for State Competition
April 25-27, 2021: Poetry Out Loud National Semi-Final and Final Competition in Washington D.C.
Register here: https://forms.gle/JzeCPUudBKTNYZqZA
Questions? Email Sarah Hankins, NC Poetry Out Loud Coordinator for more information and guidance. In addition you can you can visit the national website for teacher's guides, lesson plans, information about hosting a competition, and the POL Anthology of poems.
For more information about Poetry Out Loud contact email@example.com.