Announcing the 2020-2021 Poetry Out Loud Competition

In collaboration with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), MSDE is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Maryland Poetry Out Loud competition.  Approximately 129,000 Maryland students have participated since 2005, and nearly 4.7 million students have participated nationwide.  This year’s competition will be held virtually.  Educators and community organizers may register their intent to submit student poetry recitation videos. Students are also encouraged to register themselves!  This is a great opportunity for a remote and hybrid learning project. Information on the timeline, competition structure, and toolkits may be found at the link below: 

For more information, please contact Cecilia Roe, Director of Instructional Assessment, Professional Learning, and English Language Arts at