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NOTE: All NJPOL contests begin at 10 AM. Contestants must report in at 9 AM.

Fall 2019

Free Professional Development Workshops on Poetry
Click here for schedule

November 2019

29 | Deadline for schools to register for NJPOL

January 2020 

17 | Deadline to register the NJPOL School Champion for regional contests

February 2020
Regional Contests

Region 1: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts
Thursday, February 13, 2019 - Snow Date
Region 2: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
TBA - Snow Date 
Region 3: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Count Basie Center for the Arts
Monday, February 10, 2020 - Snow Date 
Region 4: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Mayo Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - Snow Date
Region 5: Tuesday, February 12, 2020 at South Orange Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, February 26, 2020 - Snow Date
Region 6: TBA at Bergen County College (Ciccone Theatre) 
TBA - Snow Date

March 2020
STate FINALS

TBA | NJPOL State Finals, 10 AM at TBA

April 2020
National Finals

27-29 | 2020 Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, D.C.