New Jersey Poetry Out Loud School Champion Form 2017

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Lead teachers MUST report the results of their school-wide contests and identify their school finalists using the form below by January 20, 2017. Please contact your Regional Partner for any questions regarding the regional contests.  Before you complete this form, please review the What to Expect and How to Prepare for the Regional Contest PDF with your student. This information will inform his/her final choice and final order of poems.  

Take a look at the whole form before you begin filling it out.
  • You will be asked for information on your school, as well as student contact and parent contact information.
  • You will also be asked to provide the order of the poems the student plans to recite.
Once submitted, that order cannot be changed. Depending on the region in which you are participating, not all students will move on to the third round. Students should choose the order of their poems with that fact in mind. You may want to gather all of the information you need before starting the survey.


Contact Information:

School Finalist Contact Information:
Parent or Guardian:
Regional Contest Poem Selection & Order:

The following fields request the titles and authors of the three poems the student plans to recite. Note: The poem order entered here is the order in which the student intends to recite the poems. This order cannot be changed once submitted, or the student will be disqualified from the contest. Due to large participation numbers, some regions may limit the number of students in the third round. Students should choose their poem order with this fact in mind.

Of the three poems chosen, one poem must be less than or equal to 25 lines, and one poem must be written prior to the 20th century. These two criteria may be met by a single poem, i.e., you may choose a pre-20th century poem of 25 lines or less and satisfy the requirement. If your region will limit the number of third round participants, you may want to order your poems so that you meet these requirements in the first two rounds. The National Poetry Out Loud website allows you to search by the above criteria. Use the Poem Anthology webpage to verify that your poem qualifies, since some authors' lives spanned the 19th and 20th century, not all poems by a single author may qualify.  *This question is required.
Regional Contest Poem Selection & Order: The following fields request the titles and authors of the three poems the student plans to recite. Note: The poem order entered here is the order in which the student intends to recite the poems. This order cannot be changed once submitted, or the student will be disqualified from the contest. Due to large participation numbers, some regions may limit the number of students in the third round. Students should choose their poem order with this fact in mind. Of the three poems chosen, one poem must be less than or equal to 25 lines, and one poem must be written prior to the 20th century. These two criteria may be met by a single poem, i.e., you may choose a pre-20th century poem of 25 lines or less and satisfy the requirement. If your region will limit the number of third round participants, you may want to order your poems so that you meet these requirements in the first two rounds. The National Poetry Out Loud website allows you to search by the above criteria. Use the Poem Anthology webpage to verify that your poem qualifies, since some authors' lives spanned the 19th and 20th century, not all poems by a single author may qualify.  *This question is required.TitleAuthor
Poem 1 *This question is required
Poem 2 *This question is required
Poem 3 *This question is required
In the registration survey, we asked you a number of questions about participation numbers and the format of your contests. While the answers to the following questions are not required, we would appreciate you responding to the questions below.

The next three questions ask you to provide participation estimates for classes, teacher, and students. For these estimates, project the number of individual classes, teachers, and students that participated in all NJPOL-related activities, including teaching and enrichment programs prior to, and including, all aspects of the school contest.
The next three questions are about your final contest.
Who was the audience for your contest?