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Poetry Out Loud



Poetry Out Loud - Butte County Finals
Date: November 8th, 2022
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Butte County Office of Education Boardroom, 1859 Bird Street, Oroville, CA
Deadline for Schools to register their finalist: TBA
The Butte County Office of Education in partnership with Friends of the Arts is proud to present the Butte County Poetry Out Loud competition.

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, and the California Arts Council, Poetry Out Loud inspires high school students to discover and appreciate poetry through a combination of memorization, performance, and competition.

Poetry Out Loud (POL), founded in 2006, is an extraordinary opportunity for all high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Each year, 365,000 students across the nation, with over 50,000 students in California alone—participate in Poetry Out Loud. The Poetry Out Loud program begins with classroom and school-wide competitions, with winners advancing to county, state, and national levels. POL focuses on poetry as an oral art form, like slam poetry and rap music. Through poetry, students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and internalize our rich literary heritage.
The national Poetry Out Loud competition is open to all high school students (public, private, parochial, independent, continuation, court, charter and home schools). Students don’t enter the POL competition directly, but through their high schools. A school POL liaison may be a teacher, a librarian, or a school staff member.
Event Details

Event Details

Event flyer - Poetry Out Loud

School Registration Deadline
October 26, 2022
School Champion Registration Deadline
October 26, 2022
Media Release Form due
October 26th, 2022
Butte County Poetry Out Loud Finals
November 8th, 2022
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The 2022-2023 Butte County Poetry Out Loud Winner, Phoebe Parks, posing with medal and certificate. 
Student Phoebe Parks holding up winning Poetry Out Loud medal and certificate
2022-2023 Poetry Out Loud Winner

Poetry Out Loud Students

Second Place Poetry Out Loud Winner

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Student Reciting Poem

Photo of Judges

Student Photo

More Information

More Information

For more information, please contact Student Events Coordinator Mary Ellen Garrahy.