The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, invite Alaska high schools and students to enter Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation contest. During fall and winter 2013-2014, schools are invited to participate in classroom and schoolwide contests, advancing to a state competition on March 11. State champions will advance to the National Finals, to take place April 29-30 in Washington, D.C.
High schools that wish to be part of the official Poetry Out Loud program must register online at jahc.org/arts-education/poetry-out-loud to participate. The Alaska State Council on the Arts will determine which schools are eligible to take part in the official Poetry Out Loud program. Schools that are not in the official program may conduct their own contests using the online resources. For more information, contact Kari Groven, Poetry Out Loud coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
poetryoutloud.org/ for more information.