April 30 – May 2
The Poetry Out Loud National Contest will be held at Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC from April 30 to May 2, 2024.
The Illinois State Contest Winner will compete against students from every state, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. It is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Poetry Foundation, and state and jurisdictional arts agencies.
More information available at www.poetryoutloud.org.