It’s time for the 2021 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 3rd at 3:00 PM in Mrs. Robinson’s Room (Room 247)
- 1st Place Winner Receives: $50, will film and submit an entry to the state finals.
- 2nd Place Winner Receives: $30
- 3rd Place Winner Receives: $20
Idaho State Competition, Virtual: Saturday, March 8th 2021
- 1st Place Winner Receives: $200, and 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, Virtual: May 27th
- 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.