Update as of 3.15.2018
Elisa Larson will not be able to attend the Nationals Competition in Washington, D.C.
Jania Tumey our Second Place Winner of the Alaska State Poetry out Loud Competition will be representing Alaska on April 23rd thru the 25th.
The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council would like to congratulate all of our State Competitors for a great Competition this year!
First Place: Elisa Larson
Elisa Larson of Petersburg High School
Elisa Larson is a senior at Petersburg High School. She has grown up there and indulged in a semester abroad in Spain her sophomore year. This is Elisa’s third year in the Poetry Out Loud program and her second time at the State Competition. She placed second in last year’s competition and is very thankful she is able to return for her last year in high school. Elisa enjoys spending time outdoors and playing on school sports teams. She will be graduating this spring and going off to college in the fall.
2nd Place: Jania Tumey
Jania Tumey of West Anchorage High School
Jania Tumey (Jan-ya Too-mee) is a senior at West Anchorage High School. When she’s not reciting poetry, Jania can be found enjoying the outdoors through skiing, running, climbing, and other activities. Jania’s jobs also involve the outdoors—she works at REI and coaches Junior Nordic. Jania doesn’t know where she’s headed for college yet, but she’s eager to meet new people and experience more than six hours of daylight in winter. She aspires to travel the world and wants to study abroad in Spain at some point in her college career. Jania has participated in Poetry Out Loud for all four years of high school, and last year she had a blast representing her region at the 2017 state competition. She is excited and honored to be performing again today.
Watch The 2018 Alaska State Poetry Out Loud Competition Video Below:
2017 -2018 Competition Info:
April 13, 2018–Deadline for registering to get a name tag at Nationals
April 23-25, 2018—Poetry Out Loud National Finals
General POL Information
ALASKA POETRY OUT LOUD TOOLKIT
- Online Anthology
- Poetry Out Loud Tips for recitation
- Poetry Out Loud FAQ sheet
Organizing a contest – Includes: Score Sheets, Evaluation Sheets, Evaluation Criteria, Judge’s Guide, Prompter Instructions, Sample Tally Sheet, Scoring Rubric
Judge Preparation – Includes: Advice for Judges, Score Sheets, Evaluation Sheets, Evaluation Criteria, Judge’s Guide, Prompter Instructions, Sample Tally Sheet, Scoring Rubric
Poetry Out Loud is a collaborative project of the
- Alaska State Council on the Arts,
- National Endowment for the Arts,
- Poetry Foundation,
- Alaska State Writing Consortium,
- Juneau Arts and Humanities Council (JAHC)
For more information about the Alaska POL Program contact Amanda Fliori at firstname.lastname@example.org
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2017 Competition Info:
2016 Competition Info:
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council is delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 Poetry Out Loud State Championship is Shannon Croft of West Anchorage High and the runner up is Rachel Moore of Shaktoolik. The POL competition was held March 15th at the Studio @360 North. There were 9 participants from high schools throughout the state of Alaska.
2015 Competition Info:
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council is delighted to announce the winner of the 2015 Poetry Out Loud State Championship is Maeva Ordaz of West Anchorage High and the runner up is Rachel Moore of Shaktoolik. The POL competition was held March 14th at the Studio @360 North. There were 9 participants from high schools throughout the state of Alaska.
Maeva’s winning performance in the National Competition in 2015
Watch To hear about the program from the 2015 Alaska and National Poetry Out Loud Champion, Maeva Ordaz, in a video she produced with the Alaska Teen Media Institute you can click the link at https://vimeo.com/138813527. Maeva discusses the value of the program and her experience with the Alaska State and National Poetry Out Loud Program.
2014 Competition Info:
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