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Registration deadline approaching for Indiana Poetry Out Loud

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

(Indianapolis, Indiana) The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and the Indiana State Library (ISL) remind Indiana high schools of the approaching deadline to register for the 2018 Poetry Out Loud competition.

Poetry Out Loud will accept commitments from Indiana schools to participate in the state recitation process until Thursday, November 30, 2017. For more information on the competition and how to register, visit the Indiana State Library website

Preliminary competition is held at the individual school level to determine the school's representative to the state final competition February 17, 2018 at the Indiana State Library.

The state champion receives a $200 cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in April. The state champion's school receives a $500 stipend to purchase poetry books.

The Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana State Library are partners in presenting the Indiana Poetry Out Loud competition. For more information about the competition, visit the State Library's Poetry Out Loud page.

For general information about the National Poetry Out Loud program and competition, visit

Poetry Out Loud is a national partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation.

The Indiana Arts Commission is dedicated to the vision of the arts everywhere, every day, for everyone in Indiana.

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