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Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest

2017-2018 Competition Schedule


  • POL Regional Competition: Regions 1 & 2
    Date: Jan. 20, 2018
    Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Location: the Barrett Room at the Spartanburg Public Library HQ, 151 S Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

    Counties: Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Florence, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, and York

  • POL Regional Competition: Region 3
    Date: Jan. 21, 2018
    Time: 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
    Location: College of Charleston, Stern Student Center
    71 George Street, Charleston, S.C. 29424

    Counties: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Orangeburg, and Williamsburg

  • POL State Finals
    Date: March 10, 2018
    Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Richland Library Main Branch, Columbia, S.C. 29201

    The state finals competition includes equally ranked finalists from each region.

  • POL National Finals
    Date: April 23-25, 2018
    Location: Washington, DC

    For more information about the National Finals, visit the national Poetry Out Loud website.