Important Dates

Please mark your calendars with the important deadlines for Poetry Out Loud in Colorado. (Please note that dates are subject to change.)

January 17, 2022: Deadline to register for 2021-22 POL. Register here

January 31, 2022: Deadline to schedule visiting artist sessions.

February 11, 2022: Deadline to hold school/local contests and determine a school winner.

February 16, 2022: Deadline for school champions to register their intent to participate in State Finals. Register here

February 18, 2022: Deadline to complete visiting artist sessions.

March 2, 2022: Colorado Poetry Out Loud State Finals at Lakewood Cultural Center

April 27, 2022 8 PM: PBS One-Hour Special, Words by Heart: A Showcase of the 2022 Colorado Poetry Out Loud State Finals

May 2, 2022 4 PM: Poetry Out Loud Virtual National Semifinals, Region 3 (Northwest and West) Click here to catch all the events.

June 5, 2022 5 PM: Poetry Out Loud Virtual National Finals. Watch here.

**The 2022 Poetry Out Loud National Finals is a video submission-based competition, which will be streamed for free online here.