SUNY To Host Statewide “Poetry Out Loud” Competition

February 12, 2015

Albany – The State University of New York will again partner with the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, National Endowment for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts to facilitate New York’s Poetry Out Loud Contest, which is held simultaneously in states across the nation and in countries world-wide. More than 12,000 students participated in last year’s competition.

SUNY campuses will host regional recitation competitions for high school students. The State Finals will be held at Onondaga Community College March 9. 

An updated competition schedule, which is free and open to the public, is as follows:

Mid-Hudson Region
SUNY New Paltz
Feb. 12, 6-8 p.m. 

Capital Region
SUNY System Administration
Feb 13, 1-4 p.m.

North Country Region
Clinton Community College
Feb. 24, 6-8 p.m.

Mid-Hudson Region
SUNY Purchase
Feb 25, 6-8 p.m.

Long Island Region
SUNY Farmingdale
Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m.  

Snow Date

Mohawk Valley Region
SUNY Oneonta
March 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Snow Date

Finger Lakes Region
SUNY Brockport
March 3, 6-8 p.m.

State Final     

Central Region
Onondaga Community College
March 9, 1-4 p.m.             

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