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Poetry Out Loud 2021-2022

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Submission are open!

November 18, 2021 at 8:00 am February 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Poetry Out Loud
 is open to high school students in all kinds of schools! Poetry Out Loud builds on the recent resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as demonstrated by the slam poetry movement and the immense popularity of rap music among our youth. The program encourages students, though the study of poetry, to master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and internalize our rich literary heritage.

Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure that starts at the classroom level. In California, winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to a county and possibly district competition, then to the state competition in Sacramento, and ultimately to the National Finals in Washington DC.

To participate in the official 2021-2022 program, head to the online form or copy and paste this link: https://yubasutterarts.org/poetry-out-loud-submission-form/

More than four million students have participated in Poetry Out Loud since 2005, many advancing from classroom competitions to school competitions to state competitions and ultimately to the national finals where students compete for the grand prize of $20,000. In total, Poetry Out Loud will award more than $100,000 to state- and national-level winners and their schools in 2022.

Check out the YSAC official Poetry Out Loud page for more info!

Roxanne Wright, Sutter County Winner 2021

Anne Galvin, Yuba County Winner 2021

  • All participanting students will receive a $20 giftcard to Dutch Bros!
  • 1st place winners will receive $150 check
  • 2nd place will receive a $75 check
  • 3rd place will receive a $50 check

Visit PoetryOutLoud.org to learn more about this program and Find Out What It’s Like to Compete in POL!