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 16, 2023: Deadline to register for 2022-23 POL. Register here

January 31, 2023: Deadline to schedule visiting artist sessions.

February 12, 2023: Deadline to hold school/local contests and determine a school winner.

February 17, 2023: Deadline for school champions to register their intent to participate in State Finals. Register here

February 19, 2023: Deadline to complete visiting artist sessions.

March 1, 2023: Colorado Poetry Out Loud State Finals at Lakewood Cultural Center

May 8-10, 2023: Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC*

**We are planning for an in-person national finals event. If that should change, we will let participants know immediately.**