Want to win $20,000?
You can be like Janae Claxton from South Carolina who won
$20,000 by becoming 2018 Poetry Out Loud National Champion!
The Maryland State Champion has placed second and third at Nationals
over the course of the program’s history. Could you take Maryland to #1?

Janae Claxton 2018 National Champion Cayla Turner, 2018 MD State Champion
Ask your teacher today about how to participate in this poetry recitation
contest. You, too, could win a cash prize & the title of Maryland—or even
National—Poetry Out Loud Champion by memorizing & performing some

of the world's greatest poems, as well as writing your own.

Maryland State Champion wins $1200

Maryland Poetry Ourselves Winner receives $300 for their original poem.
All Maryland State Finalists receive a monetary award & all Regional and
State Finals competitors may submit an original poem for a prize.