2021-22 Poetry Out Loud Registration & Webinar

Register for Poetry Out Loud by November 15th

The 2021-2022 Maryland State Poetry Out Loud competition will be held virtually! We encourage students (who want to participate independently), educators, and community organizers to register indicating their intent to submit poetry recitation videos for competition consideration. Poetry Out Loud is a great opportunity for a remote and hybrid student learning project. You can showcase your students' creativity in a new, fun, digitally engaging way! 

Click here to learn more about Maryland's Poetry Out Loud competition.

Click here to register. Deadline: Monday, November 15th at 11:59 p.m.

Intro to MD 21-22 Poetry Out Loud Webinar

On Thursday, November 4th from 4 - 5 p.m., join MSAC Arts in Education staff for an informational webinar to learn more about Poetry Out Loud, the Maryland virtual competition structure this year, and resources for teachers, students, parents and organizations. The webinar will be recorded and later posted on MSAC’s Youtube page.

Click here to register for the POL webinar. 

Questions? Contact Arts in Education Grants Management Associate Catherine Frost, catherine.frost@maryland.gov.  

About Poetry Out Loud
Participation in Poetry Out Loud offers students the opportunity to learn about their literary heritage, build self-confidence, and improve their public speaking skills. The process begins in the fall when participating students select three eligible poems from the POL website, analyze and memorize them, and present the poems at community level competitions. In January and February, each school winner moves on to regionals and, in March, at the State Finals competition, the participants are evaluated on physical presence, voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, and overall performance. Learn more at poetryoutloud.org.