Poetry Out Loud, the dynamic program that celebrates verse is structured similarly to the National Spelling Bee, but focuses on literary heritage through memorization and performance of classic and contemporary poetry. Registration for The Eighth Annual Nevada Poetry Out Loud competition is open to all Nevada public, private, charter, parochial and alternative schools and to home school associations.
Competition begins at the local level as students learn about, memorize and finally present poetry – out loud. Participants advance from school to district competitions and then to the Nevada State Finals, where the stakes are high. The state champion earns $1,000, wins $1,000 for his or her school to support literary programs and travels to the nation’s capital to compete for $50,000 in scholarships and school prizes at the National Poetry Out Loud Finals.
Teachers are invited to find out more about 2013 Nevada Poetry Out Loud and to register by Dec. 31 to participate at the Nevada Arts Council’s website at nac.nevadaculture.org or contact Maryjane Dorofachuk at 702-486-3738 or mdorofachuk@NevadaCulture.org.