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NEW: All POL competitions beyond the school level will be conducted using video submissions of student recitations. Sign up now for 2020-21 school-year.
POETRY OUT LOUD encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. POL helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. POL is a great way to bring poetry alive for both students and teachers.
✔ POL is free of charge!
✔ All Nebraska high schools are invited to participate.
✔ Students compete for over $50,000 in state and national prizes and scholarships.
✔ POL meets many Nebraska ELA and Theatre standards, as well as NCTE standards.
✔ NAC provides personalized assistance to help teachers get started and carry out the program.
✔ NAC covers the cost of virtual artist visits by professional performing artists and poets.
Estimated timeframe during which POL activities will be conducted in your school:
*In-school programs may start any time after August 31, and must be completed before February 10, the deadline to submit recordings of two recitations by the school champion. If requested, virtual coaching sessions will be scheduled during the latter part of your school’s program.