Poetry Out Loud

Arts Council of Placer County (ACPC) is again hosting the National Endowment for the Arts & Poetry Foundation’s annual Poetry Out Loud Competition.

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. 

We want to say thank you to teachers!

Be one of the first five to register, and recruit participants and you’ll receive a $50 GIFT CARD.

Confirm your interest in POL 2024 with – first five win the gift cards!

Email Delgreta Brown to confirm your interest!
Arts Council of Placer County Board & Poetry Out Loud Organizer

A Guide for Teachers and Organizers

NOTE: This guide includes information on how to hold in-person Poetry Out Loud events. For information on how to run Poetry Out Loud virtually, please visit PoetryOutLoud.org.

Congrats to Granite Bay High School for earning 1st Place in 2023!

A total of $50,000 in awards and school/organization stipends will be given at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals, including

  • $20,000 award for the National Champion
  • $10,000 for 2nd place
  • $5,000 for 3rd place,
  • $1,000 for 4th–9th places.
  • and more including school stipends!