The Poetry Contest is an annual event open to students in grades 7 through 12 whose teachers are members of CT COLT. Poetry slates are available in the following languages: Ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin only), ESOL/ELL, French, German, Italian, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. NEW FOR 2022, we are adding a new slate for Albanian. Students may enter the Poetry Contest in the following categories in most languages: Middle School, Level 1 (Beginning or FLEX program); Middle School Level 2 (Continuing language), High School Levels 1-6; Heritage Speaker, Middle School; Heritage Speaker High School. (SPECIAL NOTE: For this year's contest/2022, CT COLT is only accepting registrations for languages with published slates.)

CT COLT Virtual

Poetry Recitation Contest

For Middle & High School Students Grades 7-12

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 (online), 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Host School: Wethersfield High School, Wethersfield, CT

Message from the 2022 CT COLT Poetry Contest Committee:

As you may know, it is with great sadness we report that Paul M. St. Louis, a long-standing and dedicated member of the CT COLT Poetry Contest Committee, passed away suddenly last year. Our committee and CT COLT are so very grateful to Paul for his tireless efforts to ensure that the CT COLT Poetry Contest be a success for students, teachers and judges, year after year. We all mourn his passing and dedicate this year’s contest in Paul’s memory.

In an effort to facilitate the registration process, all contest and registration materials for the poetry contest will be online and made available by January 28, 2022. Please check back on that date for instructions as to how to register your students. Poetry contest judges will be contacted by the committee directly, but are encouraged to reach out to committee members if they wish to judge. We look forward to seeing you all at this year’s contest in April.

The 2022 Poetry Contest Committee:
Elizabeth Lapman - Hamden Public Schools
John Rook - Glastonbury Public Schools
Matthew Mangino, Wethersfield Public Schools

Event Information: Poetry Contest 2022

Poetry Slates