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By Outreach Coordinator Cilladean Hopkins

The Amador County Arts Council invites all Amador County junior high and high school students to participate in this year’s Poetry Out Loud (POL) Original Logo Competition. Students are encouraged to submit logo designs in any media featuring the words “Amador Poetry Out Loud 2024”. This competition is a part of our local Amador POL Program which is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Submissions must be made by filling out the Amador County POL 2024 logo competition form by January 2nd, 2024 at 11:59 PM. All images must be no more than 10 MB. Physical entries must be turned in to the Amador Arts office located Inside The Historic Grammar School at 110 Broad Street, Sutter Creek CA 95685 on January 2nd from 2:00 to 4:00 PM or by appointment. Students can find information and inspiration about POL by visiting

The public will vote on the winning logo on January 28th at 2:00 PM at the Amador County POL competition held at the Historical Grammar School. POL is a national competition and curriculum that teaches literature, public speaking, text analysis, and memorization skills. The winner of the logo competition will have their logo printed on the official 2024 Amador POL sweatshirts that goes to all program participants.

The Amador County Arts Council has been hosting the POL Original Logo Competition since 2019 to help promote the importance of media arts. Media arts, one of the five disciplines of art, includes film, photography, video, audio, computer/digital arts, and interactive media. Although it may be forgotten about, media arts is one of the most present arts disciplines found in our culture. Valerie Davidson, the Argonaut High School’s Arts and Media teacher says, “The experience of Media and Visual Arts is shaping the unique qualities of each individual person. This helps build an internal expression of who we are. The POL logo competition is something my classes look forward to every year. It involves the student with their community.” For more information about the logo competition or Poetry Out Loud reach out to the Amador County Arts Council at, or text/call (209)256-8166.

Established in 1982, the Amador County Arts Council is a 501c3 non-profit organization devoted to advancing rural creative expression throughout Amador County. The Amador County Arts Council is the designated Local Arts Agency and State-Local Partner to the state of California and the California Arts Council, a state agency. Amador County Arts Council acts as a catalyst to sustain a culture of lifelong arts learning by providing hundreds of free art classes and professional support to rural creatives aged 0 to 26 and to the local creative economy at-large. Our services include intercultural advocacy, free online arts directory & calendar, and free grant-writing assistance for local artists and arts organizations. Find out more at, email, or text/call (209)256-8166.

CAPTION: Amador County Arts Council is committed to bringing arts education in all five disciplines to the rural youth of our community. Media arts are an important part of a complete arts education according to education standards.

Amador County Poetry Out Loud (POL) Original Logo Competition
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