To qualify, you must fall between the ages of 13-19. If you are already 19 years old, your birthday MUST be after 7/1/1999. You will not be able to enter the competition if you turn 20 before the Brave New Voices competition in Summer 2018. For any questions regarding Slam, visit our FAQ here.
In our Urban Word NYC Teen Poetry Slam we honor all styles of poetry, spoken word, hip-hop and manifesto. We will open applications to the 2018 slam in January. Please stay tuned!
If you can find it in your schedule, you may also want to consider taking one of our Student Workshops.
We know you’ve been waiting for it — we’re (finally!) ready to bring you Urban Word’s 20th Annual Teen Poetry Slam!
Participate for a chance to:
Perform on stage at the legendary Apollo Theater
Join our Teen Slam Team and represent NYC at the Brave New Voices National Poetry Festival
Win an all-expenses-paid trip to San Francisco to compete against teens from all over the country
Applications Open in January! Happy Writing!