FRANKFORT, Kentucky — Students from 18 Kentucky high schools will compete in a state poetry recitation contest this month.
Poetry Out Loud will be held Feb. 23 at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort.
The state champion will receive $200 and the winner's school will receive $500 for the purchase of poetry books. The runner-up will get $100, plus $200 for books for the school's library.
The winner will represent Kentucky at the national finals May 2 through 4 in Washington, D.C.
The contest is sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.