From the Lisner website:
The 2009 Poetry Out Loud National Finals will take place in Washington, DC, April 26-28. Champions from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico will compete for scholarship prizes totaling $50,000 and the opportunity to recite at the historic rededication of the Lincoln Memorial.No word on ticket prices or if it will be open to GW students. Or even if GW students will be interested.
DCist has more information about the student representing DC in the National Competition: Wesley Mann, a senior at St. Anselm's Abbey School in Northeast DC. Good luck, Wesley!