for the 2019/2020 school year

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the Alabama State Council on the Arts to support this FREE High School program that builds students’ public speaking skills and self-confidence. Alabama participates in the National Competition, and also holds an Original Poetry Recitation Competition.

The program is FREE! Participating teachers receive free materials, including a teacher’s guide, lesson plans, and access to audio-visual materials on the art of recitation. Click here for more information.

Monetary awards are given to regional, state and national winners. In addition, the schools of the state and national winners receive monetary awards.

Kristina Allen, the Executive Assistant at the Alabama Arts Alliance, is the coordinator for Region 2 in Alabama. Region 2 includes the following counties: Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Chilton, Coffee, Coosa, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike, Randolph, Russell, and Tallapoosa.

If you would like your high school in Region 2 to participate, please contact Kristina at KAllen@ALArtsAlliance.org or 334-269-1435.
She will be glad to answer any questions and email you the school registration form, which can also be accessed by clicking here.

Click here to find your region and your regional coordinator.

The timeline for the program is:
- School competitions by October 14, 2019
- Regional competition in Montgomery Nov. 11, 2019
- State competition in Montgomery on March 2, 2020
- National competition in Washington, DC, on April 27-29, 2020

The official website is www.PoetryOutLoud.org
Please visit it to explore all the resources available.

We look forward to signing YOUR high school up
for this wonderful program!!