2020-2021 CO Poetry Out Loud

UPDATE: Colorado's State Champion, Aidyn Reid from Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, advanced past the national semifinals for the Western Region and competed against students from 19 other states (and US territories) in the national POL finals on May 27. 

The 2021 National Poetry Out Loud Finals were held virtually as a video submission-based competition, and the NEA strongly encouraged contest organizers at all levels to hold virtual events in order to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone involved with POL. 

In accordance with that direction, Colorado’s 2021 Poetry Out Loud State Finals were held virtually, also as a video submission-based competition. The full-length 2021 Colorado POL Virtual State Finals premiered on Saturday, March 13 at 4:00 PM, which you can view below. And the one-hour Special, Words by Heart: A Showcase of the 2021 Colorado Poetry Out Loud Virtual State Finals was originally broadcasted on PBS12, Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 PM.

If you are interested in having your school or organization participate in Poetry Out Loud, please contact the Colorado's Poetry Out Loud Coordinator at roxanne@lighthousewriters.org or complete the 2021-22 POL Registration Form. Individual students unable to participate at their school or local organization should also contact Colorado’s Poetry Out Loud coordinator at roxanne@lighthousewriters.org to discover opportunities for inclusion in the official Poetry Out Loud program.