FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 8, 2019
2019 JUNEAU REGIONAL POETRY OUT LOUD COMPETITION
TO BE HELD AT THE JUNEAU ARTS & CULTURE CENTER
JUNEAU, ALASKA – The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council (JAHC) and Any Given Child Juneau is pleased to announce the Juneau Regional Competition for Poetry Out Loud on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, from 5-7 PM at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Top-ranked students from Juneau Douglas, Thunder Mountain, and Yaakoosge Daakahidi Alternative High Schools will compete in poetry recitation to be the Juneau Regional Poetry Out Loud Champion. Each participant selects, memorizes and recites poetry in the classroom and high school-wide matches to be ranked among top recitation students at their school and qualify for the regional competition. This event is free and open to the public. Door prizes and snacks!
The winner will advance to the Alaska State Finals Poetry Out Loud Competition on March 7th, 2019 @360 North Studio in Juneau.
Poetry Out Loud is a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. In the 2018-2019 school year, Poetry Out Loud celebrates its 14th anniversary, reaching millions of students from more than 7,300 schools nationwide.
We thank all of the teachers, librarians, school administrators, parents and community partners who support and encourage their students to participate. Participation in this program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
Juneau Regional Competition event is sponsored by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Any Given Child Juneau, and Juneau high schools. Alaska Poetry Out Loud, statewide, is presented in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation, and schools and communities across the state of Alaska.
POETRY OUT LOUD 2018-2019
2018 -2019 Timeline:
Before Winter Break – Introduce Poetry Out Loud and have students select poems to memorize
January 25, 2019 – Deadline for all Alaska School Competitions
February 1, 2019 – Video Posting Deadline for Schools participating in Regional Video Adjudication
February 13, 2019 – Deadline for In-person Regional Competitions to be held
February 15, 2019 – Deadline for all Alaska State Finalists to POL Program (Including Final List of Student Poems)
March 6-8, 2019 – Alaska State Poetry Out Loud Finals (Competition to be held on March 7th)
April 29-May, 2, 2019 – National Poetry Out Loud Finals
General POL Information
ALASKA POETRY OUT LOUD TOOLKIT
- Poetry Out Loud Teacher Resources
- 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 email@example.com
Follow Poetry Out Loud on Facebook!
2018 Competition Info:
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:
Learn more about Poetry Out Loud