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Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest

2017-2018 Competition Schedule


  • POL Regional Competition: Region 1
    Date: Jan. 20, 2018
    Time: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Spartanburg Community College Downtown Campus, 220 E. Kennedy St., Spartanburg, SC 29302 (Must use entrance at back of building.)

    Counties: Oconee, Pickens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, York, Lancaster, Chesterfield, Anderson, Laurens, Union, Chester, Abbeville, McCormick and Greenwood

  • POL Regional Competition: Region 2
    Date: Jan. 20, 2018
    Time: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. (Participating students should arrive by 1:30 p.m.)
    Location: Richland Library Main (second floor), 1431 Assembly St., Columbia, S.C. 29201

    Counties: Edgefield, Saluda, Newberry, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Darlington, Marlboro, Aiken, Lexington, Richland, Sumter, Florence, Marion, Dillon and Calhoun

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

  • 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.