Grants & Programs

Poetry Out Loud: Participate!

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To participate in the official Illinois Poetry Out Loud competition, please:

  1. Read the NEA's Guidance on Eligibility
  2. Review the Teaching Resources page
  3. Download the Teacher's Guide
  4. Fill out and submit the Illinois POL school registration form 

NOTE: The Teacher’s Guide will tell you all you need to know about carrying out Poetry Out Loud in the classroom, organizing a contest, etc.