Official New Hampshire website
NHSCA  logo 50th anniversary tagline


 nh arts home
trans div
   artist services
   arts education
   arts in health
   creative communities
   org support
   percent for art
   traditional arts
trans div
 arts & artists
nh folklife
 news & calendar
 about us
 site map


Program Services  
  Arts Education Program

New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud Program 2012-2013

Poetry Out Loud LogoWelcome to the eighth year of New Hampshire's Poetry Out Loud competition.  The program becomes more popular every year, and to stay within our resources, this year we are limiting particpation to the first forty schools who sign up!

Contact your local school or the Poetry Out Loud coordinators listed below for information on how to join the program. We welcome participation from home school groups.

General Information:

Important Dates for 2012-2013 New Hampshire Poetry Out Loud:

Oct. 3, Oct. 10 or Oct. 17:   New school/new teachers orientation
November 1, 2012:               Deadline for school registrations
February 16-22, 2013:       Student Clinic for all school champions and alternate champions
February 22, 2013:             Deadline for schools to complete competitions
March 5-11, 2013:                NH State Semi-Final Competitions (four)
March 15, 2013:                    NH State Finals
March 17, 2013:                   Deadline for State Finals
March 22, 2013:                   Deadline to register for finals
April 29-30, 2013:               National POL Finals Competition, Washington, DC

The State Finals are free of charge and open to the public! Come support our students and their efforts.

Press Releases:

For New Hampshire Schools and Teachers:

  • NH POL 2012-2013 Information Packet: MSWord / PDF
  • Student Information Form: MSWord / PDF

Registration for NH Poetry Out Loud 2012-2013 is now closed. If your school is interested in participating next year, please contact Cynthia Robinson -

For more information, contact our NH Poetry Out Loud Coordinators:


Don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader®? Click here to download for free!



Last updated: July 24, 2013

nh | privacy policy | accessibility policy