Colorado high schools are invited to participate in Poetry Out Loud through classroom and school-wide contests, advancing to a state competition on March 19, 2013. The State Champion will advance to the National Finals on April 28-30, 2013 in Washington, DC.
The Colorado State Champion will receive $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. with an adult chaperone to compete for the National Championship. The state winner‘s school will receive a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. One runner-up will receive $100, with $200 for his or her school library. Poetry Out Loud will award a total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends at the National Finals, including a $20,000 prize for the Poetry Out Loud National Champion.
January 18, 2013 Deadline to register for state competition
March 8, 2013 Final date for school competitions
March 12, 2013 Deadline to submit Information for State Competition
March 18, 2013 Deadline for completing visiting artists’ sessions
March 19, 2013 Colorado State Championship
April 2, 2013 Deadline for all reimbursement requests & artist evaluations
April 29-30, 2013 National Finals in Washington, D.C.