Important Dates

January 15, 2021: Deadline to submit school registration information.

February 1, 2021: Deadline to schedule visiting artist sessions

February 5, 2021: Deadline to hold school/local contests and determine a school winner

February 10, 2021, 5 PM: BYOPizza party with school champions, CO Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre, POL State Coordinator, and film editor

February 12, 2021: Deadline for school champions to register their intent to participate in State Finals.

February 19, 2021: Deadline for school champions to register and submit videos of recitation performances for State Finals.

February 26, 2021: Deadline for State Finalists to submit selfie video showcasing their town, school, home, family

March 13, 2021: Full-length Virtual State Finals premieres at 4 PM on YouTube. Watch here

March 18, 2021: Words by Heart: A Showcase of Colorado Poetry Out Loud Virtual State Finals premieres on on PBS 12 at 7 PM

May 2 2021: Virtual National Semi-Finals, beginning at 2 PM (Colorado/Region Three: beginning at 4:00 PM) Watch here.

May 27, 2021: Virtual National Finals (times TBD)