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Poetry Out Loud Student Registration

Rules and Reminders

  • Must be in grades 9-12 
  • This option is only available if your school and local organizations are not registered for this year’s contest. 
  • You must be a resident of Massachusetts. 
  • Registering as an individual participant means that this will be an independent study opportunity. You will be responsible for all preparation needed before January 27th. 
  • Additional rules and requirements will be sent with your registration email.  
  • Please remember to add to your safe list, so that you can receive future emails from us. 



  • Registration (all pathways) Opens: Tuesday September 6th, 2022 
  • Registration Deadline (all pathways): Friday December 16th, 2022 
  • Preliminary Contest Deadline (all pathways): Friday January 27th, 2023 
  • Deadline to Register your State Semi-Finalist: Friday February 3rd, 2023 
  • Regional Semi Finals: March 4th – 6th, 2023 
  • Locations and times TBD 
  • MA State Finals: Sunday March 12th, 2023 



Poetry Out Loud Individual Registration