The Poetry Out Loud state competition, sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition.
Join us for the annual Poetry Out Loud State Final Competition at Smyrna Opera House. The competition encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition. The state winner will represent Delaware and advance to the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, National Finals in Washington, DC on April 30-May 2, 2024, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed.
2024 Poetry Out Loud State Finals
Thursday, February 29 at 6:00pm
Smyrna Opera House
7 W. South Street, Smyrna, DE
Tickets are FREE and general admission!
Delaware Valley Classical School
MOT Charter High School
Mount Sophia Academy
Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School
Red Lion Christian Academy
Saint Mark’s High School
Smyrna High School
Sussex Academy of Arts & Sciences
Sussex Central High School
Sussex Technical High School
Wilmington Friends School