SLAMbassadors UK Spoken Word Competition for Ages 12-18

Copied and pasted from the Poetry Library website:
SLAMbassadors UK, the national youth slam for 12-18 year olds is open for entries for its 2015 competition. Slam is the competitive art of spoken word performed before a loud and lively audience. Young people across the UK are invited to enter SLAMbassadors by filming themselves performing a poem or rap piece and uploading it to our SlamCam YouTube channel. The theme is identity – who you are, where you have come from, what you see around you and how it affects you and others, cultural identity, national identity, human identity. Prizes: Six acts will be chosen from across the UK to take part in an intensive, two-day masterclass with the spoken word artist Joelle Taylor. The winners work will be showcased at a live performance in central London alongside Joelle and a spoken word icon. The biggest prize however is the continual mentoring provided to the young artists by the Poetry Society, who work hard to introduce the emerging poets to the professional arena and open up the world of performance and publishing to them.
Entry Fee: £0

Contact: Find out more on the SLAM blog:http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk/

Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair in London 2015

For those of you based in the South of England, the Poetry Book Fair in London looks well worth a visit. (There is a poetry competition this year, but it has a fee for entry.) Visit the Fair from 10am to 4.30pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL. Then go to the party from 4pm to ‘late’ at The Square Pig & Pen, 30-32 Procter Street, WC1V 6NX. The event promises free entry, free poems, readings, discussions and more than 70 publishers. Find the Fair on Twitter or Facebook.

SLAMbassadors UK 2014 ( For entrants Aged 12-18) | Closing Date: 10-Oct-14

Another last-minute one – apologies again. Poetry Society’s national youth slam championships. Theme: Identity. Judges: A panel of artists including Kate Tempest. The 6 final winners will be invited to London to attend a master class led by poet Joelle Taylor, before performing a debut professional set at the Royal Festival Hall on October 31st. Open to all 12-18 year olds resident in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Entry Fee: £0

Contact: For more information see website:http://slam.poetrysociety.org.uk  
Contact: jtaylor@poetrysociety.org.uk

Online reading 31st August by poets Rebecca Goss and Dan O’Brien

Online reading,in the ‘Transatlantic Poetry’ series. Listen from the comfort of your own home. It’s on Sunday 31st August 2014, 8pm BST/3pm EDT, noon PDT. Rebecca Goss is based in the UK, Dan O’Brien in the US. More information here: http://www.transatlanticpoetry.com/readings/14-rebecca-goss-and-dan-o’brien/

Chance to Read your Poetry at the Tricycle Theatre Poetry Live event

So envious that I am nowhere near young enough to enter this one!

Copied and pasted from the Ideas Tap website. (In case you don’t know about Ideas Tap, it’s free to join the community and well worth doing. Make sure you post a picture with your profile, or you can’t submit to any of the ‘Creative Briefs’/competitions.)

Do you have Shakespeare’s way with words? Are you aged 16 to 26?

Tricycle Theatre is inviting IdeasTap members to enter their Lyrical Fireworks competition.

The top prize is the chance to perform your work at the Tricycle’s Poetry Live event on 31 March 2014. You’ll be performing alongside James Massiah, Bridget Minamore and others.

The winner of this brief will also receive two tickets to Hopelessly Devoted, a signed copy of Kate Tempest’s breakthrough play Wasted, and a performance fee of 25 big ones (pounds). The winning song, poem, or rap will also be shared on the Tricycle blog and via social media to over 30,000 followers – what a great way to share your work!

This brief is open to songwriters, rappers, lyricists and poets. 

Two runners up will also receive signed copies of Wasted and Hopelessly Devoted posters.

Competition entries must be your own original work.

Some things you should know:

  • The winner of this brief will be announced on Thursday 27 March
  • If your poem wins, you will need to be available to perform your work at Poetry Live on Monday 31 March at 4pm. Poetry Live takes place in the Tricycle cinema
  • The winner is responsible for their own travel arrangements but IdeasTap will cover the travel costs up to £50.
  • You may have someone else perform, sing or rap your poem if you wish, but you need to arrange for this yourself and both of you will need to be available to attend Poetry Live on Monday 31 March. 

Need some inspiration? Check out this audio and video of Kate Tempest in action.

Terms and conditions

  • The winning entrant will need to be available to perform their poem at the Poetry Live event in the Tricycle Cinema on 31 March at 4pm.
  • The winner is responsible for their own travel arrangements but IdeasTap will cover the travel costs up to £50.

This brief closes on Wednesday 26 March 2014 at 12pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 to 26. If you have any technical queries, please visit the Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.

Image used under Creative Commons from SOMArts Cultural Center. 

 

This brief closes on Wednesday 26 March 2014 at 12pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 to 26. If you have any technical queries, please visit the Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.

                Open for members between                16 – 26                years old               
             

http://ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/Lyrical-Fireworks-Competition-260314#Overview