The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation organizes Poetry Out Loud (POL) which encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance and competition.
On March 11, 2017 champions from all three school districts will participate in the POL Territorial Competition at the James Savage Theater on St. Croix at 6:00 pm. The territorial champion will receive an all-expenses-paid trip (with an adult chaperone) to compete in the National Finals in Washington, DC, on April 24–26, 2017. The Poetry Out Loud National Finals will present a total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends, with a $20,000 award for the Poetry Out Loud National Champion.
For more information about Poetry Out Loud visit Poetry Out Loud