Poetry Out Loud: Nebraska!

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Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition and educational program that encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. This free program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about our literary heritage. Students also have the opportunity to compete for a free trip to Washington DC and over $50,000 in scholarships and prizes. Visit the Poetry Out Loud website to learn more.

Congratulations 2017 Nebraska state champ and finalists! Read the state finals news article.

  • Regional competitions
    Kearney (Sunday 2/11, 2:00pm-3:30pm at Museum of Nebraska Art)
    Norfolk (Tuesday 2/13, 4:00pm -5:30pm at Norfolk Arts Center)
    Omaha (Saturday 2/17, 2:00pm-3:30pm at Joslyn Art Museum)

    State Finals
    Sunday March 11, 2018:
    2:00pm-4:30pm at Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln)

    National Finals - April 24-25 2018, Washington, DC

POL meets Nebraska's educational standards in English Language Arts & Theatre.

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