RCCA has been the NJ Poetry Out Loud Region One Partner since 2007.
REGION ONE INCLUDES ATLANTIC,  BURLINGTON, CAMDEN  & MERCER COUNTIES

(Please Note: County Changes this Year – Atlantic County is Region 1/Gloucester County is Region 2
High schools in these counties can get involved in this nationwide recitation contest and scholarship program.


So what is Poetry Out Loud?

Poetry Out Loud (POL) is a national poetry recitation program for all public, charter, parochial school and home school students grades 9-12, or the age/grade equivalent. Other grades are welcome to register and run the program at the school level, but do not qualify for the contest. National Poetry Out Loud is a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation, and the state arts agencies of the United States.

In New Jersey, POL is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in collaboration with Mayo Performing Arts Center, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and a growing list of local partners. POL Poetry Out Loud encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life.

2022 – 2023 Calendar

DECEMBER 2022

December 2, 2022 | Deadline for schools/organizations to register

JANUARY 2023

January 20, 2023 | Deadline to register school champion

REGIONAL CONTESTS

FEBRUARY 2023

February 3, 2023 | Region 2 Competition | Appel Farm Arts & Music Center

February 7, 2023 | Region 1 Competition | Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

February 8, 2023 | Region 3 Competition | Grunin Center at Ocean County College

February 9, 2023 | Region 5 Competition | South Orange Performing Arts Center

February 10, 2023 | Region 6 Competition | Ramapo College of New Jersey

February 15, 2023 | Region 4 Competition | Mayo Performing Arts Center

STATE FINALS

MARCH 2023

March 6, 2023 | State Competition | Count Basie Center for the Arts

NATIONALS

MAY 2023

May 8 – 10, 2023 | POL Nationals in Washington D.C.


Want to know more?

Visit the NJPOL website at https://www.njpol.org/.


Want to get involved?

Contact:
Noreen Scott Garrity
856-225-6306
ngarrity@camden.rutgers.edu