Webcast of the National Semifinals and Finals: April 24–25, 2018

Poetry Out Loud logo plus National Semifinals and Finals, April 24-25, 2018

Enjoy this live, one-time only webcast of the Poetry Out Loud semifinals and finals. The state champions will compete at the Poetry Out Loud semifinals on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Nine finalists will advance to the national finals, also held at the Lisner Auditorium, on Wednesday, April 25 from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. ET. Both events will be webcast live.

The webcast of the finals has concluded. We are not able to provide archives of the finals or semifinals due to permissions restrictions.


Janae Claxton (SC): National Champion

Nicholas Amador (HI): Runner-up

Hope Stratman (NE): Third place


Region 1: Xiadi Zhai (MA), Janae Claxton (SC), Vera Escaja-Heiss (VT)

Region 2: Kiara A. Jones (KY), Hope Stratman (NE), Matiás Coss Hernández (PR)

Regon 3: Sophia Weinzinger (AZ), Nicholas Amador (HI), Maria Modi Tuya (ND)