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Poetry Out Loud 2021

February 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm

This year Poetry Out Loud is all VIRTUAL!

Entry Deadline is February 7, 2021

California Poetry Out Loud is open to high school students in all kinds of schools — public, private, parochial, independent, charter and home schooled students.

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.

Each winner at the county level receives a trip to compete at the state capitol along with a dinner reception and a certificate of recognition from his or her legislative representative. Each winner at the state level receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip with an adult chaperone to Washington to compete for the national championship.

Head to https://www.poetryoutloud.org/about-poetry-out-loud/rules-eligibility/ for more information on the rules of the competition or email shawntay@yubasutterarts.org.

Fill out the POL form below to be entered into the county competition and email your video submission in Mp4 to shawntay@yubasutterarts.org. Attachments only, do not submit via a cloud.

To make an appointment for virtual coaching or for assistance in filming your submission email Shawntay Arroyo, Arts in Education Coordinator, or call (530) 742-2787.

Yuba-Sutter Poetry Out Loud Submission Form

  • Submit this form before February 07, 2021 to be entered into the county-wide POL competition! Be sure to submit your video (in Mp4) by emailing Shawntay@YubaSutterArts.org.
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