Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History (WVDCH) is pleased to continue its partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation to present Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. This exciting contest encourages students to learn poetry through memorization and performance. High school winners will be sent to Charleston, WV to compete in the 2011 West Virginia Poetry Out Loud Final. The WVDCH will cover lodging costs and reimburse travel costs for all participants in the state final. The winner will receive $200, with $500 going to their school for the purchase of poetry books. An additional $100 goes to the runner-up, with $200 going to his or her school. The West Virginia State Finalist will win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete for $50,000 in scholarships and school prizes.

For more information please contact:
Stacy Kepple, Poetry Out Loud Coordinator
1900 Kanawha Blvd, E
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
304.558.0240. ext. 721
fax 304.558.3560

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