Poetry Out Loud is a national recitation contest that begins on a school wide level all across the country. Competitors will memorize, prepare, and perform recitations of well-known poems for a panel of judges. The winner from each school progresses to the regional competition, the state-wide competition, and ultimately the national competition featuring representatives from every state in Washington, D.C.DATES FOR 2020 COMPETITIONSign-Up Deadline: January 8th by End of Daywith Mrs. Civitillo or Mrs. EspositoYou must submit the titles and authors of the two poems you will recite when you sign up.School-wide Competition: January 2020 during Unit Lunch in the AuditoriumRegion 4 Competition: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (Snow Date: February 11, 2020)
RULES: Contestants will need to memorize and perform TWO (2) poems in the competition from the approved eligible poems list.The winner of the school competition will go on to compete in the NJ Region 4 Competition in Morristown, NJ at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.Email or see Mrs. Civitillo or Mrs. Esposito to sign up by END OF DAY, January 8th or for more information: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
National Poetry Out Loud Website: http://www.poetryoutloud.org
Info on NJ's POL: https://www.njpol.org
Previous School-Wide Competition Winners:2020- YOU?2019- Samantha Ruby2018 - Rachel Baransky2017 - Rachel Baransky2016 - Lara Watrous2015 - Kaya Cousin2014 - Serena ColumbroClick HERE 2019 NJ Poetry Out Loud National Champion, Isabella Callery, recite "Thoughtless Cruelty" by Charles Lamb.