National Recitation Contest for high school students
Region 1 Competition
Thursday, February 6, 2014   10:00 am

Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is administered in partnership with State Arts Agencies. Participating teachers are provided with free curriculum materials – a poetry anthology, audio guide, teachers’ guide, posters, and a comprehensive website, all aligned to national standards. Classroom winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to regional competition, then to the state competition in March 2014 (date and location to be announced), and ultimately to the National Finals in Washington, DC, April 29-30, 2014.

Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts is the Region 1 coordinator (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties) in partnership with the NJ State Council on the Arts.  You must register online at:

The deadline for school registrations is November 15, 2013.

Program Times:  Work at the school must take place sometime between September 2013 and January 2014; the unit takes approximately two weeks to complete.
Group Size:  A minimum of two classes per school, but no maximum amount.
Participation Fees: Program and materials free of charge, but schools are responsible for transportation to the regional competition here at the Gordon Theater to be held on February 6, 2014 from 10am to 12 noon.
Contact: for more information or Noreen Scott Garrity 856-225-6306.