Poetry Out Loud Program POL Participant site

What is it?

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation competition created by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation and administered in partnership with state arts agencies. Each participating school receives an artist residency and the opportunity for the school champion to attend the state competition with a chaperone. The state champion goes on to the national competition in Washington, D.C. View video...

Who’s eligible?

All Kentucky high schools, public and private, may apply. Home-schooled students may compete through a participating local high school or a home school regional competition hosted by a local library or community center.

What’s the deadline to apply?

Sept. 17, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time

How do I apply?

  1. Carefully review the program guidelines.
  2. Complete the registration form.
  3. Email a completed copy of the Artist Scheduling Chart to

If I receive a grant, what are my responsibilities?

If I have questions, who can help me?

Samuel Lockridge
Arts Education Director
888-833-2787 (toll free)


Page last updated: July 29, 2019
Report a broken link.