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Welcome to Alabama's Poetry Out Loud 2021

  • Watch this year's Poetry Out Loud awards ceremony!
  • We may look a bit different... we are determined to continue and grow our program!

    Here is what is new:

    • We are going virtual!
    • We are adding a competition for students to write and recite an original poem to address a 2020 social challenge.
    • Students who do not have a school participating may register independently.
    • No more pdf registration/entry forms. Register for the State Finals here.

    Read the complete overview of Poetry Out Loud 2021 in this document.

    Check out the calendar for the year in this document.

    Watch a video from Morgan McKenzie about recording your video here.

    Read the guidelines for filming in this PDF file.

    Check out the scoring rubric for original poetry, found in this PDF file.

    Contact your regional coordinators with this directory.