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Deadline Approaching for Poetry Contest


Frankfort, KY – Kentucky high schools that want to participate in the national Poetry Out Loud program have until September 17 to get in their applications to the state arts council. The program encourages learning poetry through memorization and performance. Schools that participate in Poetry Out Loud hold a school-wide competition using materials provided by the arts council, and the winners head to a state competition in Frankfort in the early spring of 2011.

The state champion then goes to an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete in the national finals, and the student's school library wins $500 to purchase poetry materials. The national competition features $50,000 in scholarships and school prizes.