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Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Poetry Foundation, Arizona Commission on the Arts, and Polsinelli PC
For the first time ever, Tucson hosts the POL Arizona State Finals Competition! Over the last five years, students from Tucson have taken the state championship title and represented their hometown and Arizona in Washington, D.C., competing for sizeable college scholarships. This event promises nothing less than riveting performances by the top high school competitors in our state. The National Poetry Out Loud Competition, created by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation, helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.*
*This performance takes place at the University of Arizona Social Sciences Auditorium, Bldg. 27. A map that designates a walking route is shown below.