Congratulations to our winners! The Poetry Out Loud competition has finished. The winners were:
It’s time for the 2020 Poetry Out Loud competition! Competitors must do the following:
- Memorize TWO poems from poetryoutloud.org
- Recite your poems at the school competition.
Poem Criteria for State and National Finals: State students must have 3 poems prepared. One must be 25 lines or fewer, and one must be written before the 20th century. The same poem may be used to meet both criteria, and may be the student’s third poem.
Sugar-Salem High School Competition: February 6th at 4:00 PM in Mrs. Robinson’s Room
- 1st Place Winner Receives: $50, and an all expense paid trip to Boise, ID for the State Finals
- 2nd Place Winner Receives: $30
- 3rd Place Winner Receives: $20
Idaho State Competition, Boise: Saturday, March 7th 2020
- 1st Place Winner Receives: $200, and an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C., for the National Fi The winner’s school receives $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry materials.
- Runner Up: Receives: $100, school receives $200 stipend for the purchase of poetry materials.
Nationals, Washington, D.C.: April 27th-29th
- The National Champion will receive a $20,000 award.
- The second-place winner will receive a $10,000 award.
- The third-place prize is a $5,000 award.
- In addition, the 4th – 9th place finalists each receive a $1,000 award.
- All finalist’s schools receive $500 each for the purchase of poetry books.