Nevada Poetry Out Loud

Nevada Poetry Out Loud is open to Nevada students in grades 9 -12. Students may participate from in-school or after school programs, as well as home school and distance learning programs. Students compete in school and district semi-final competitions. Winners of the district competitions will compete in the live and in-person state competition. The state champion will represent Nevada in the national competition in Washington, DC.


Registration is now open for High School Teachers & Students 

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Individual Student Registration

Individual students whose schools are not participating in Poetry Out Loud may self-register as independent participants. However, they will be required to participate in a school and/or district semi-final competition in their county.

Student Registration

What Do Teachers Get?

Starting at the classroom level, teachers are provided with a teacher’s guide and multi-media resources located on a comprehensive website, all aligned to national standards – to augment regular poetry curriculum with poetry recitation and a school-level competition.  School-level recitation champions advance to their district competition. District semi-finalists travel to Reno for the state final competition.

Teacher Registration

The 2022 Nevada Poetry Out Loud State Final Competition is scheduled to be held live and in-person this year. The Nevada State Champion receives $200 and his/her school receives $500 for the purchase of poetry materials. The Nevada State Champion will compete in the live, in-person, national final competition in Spring 2022.

Nevada Arts Council Staff

Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts Learning Specialist & POL State Coordinator, at or call 702.486.3738.