NYC YOUTH POETRY SLAM

Our annual poetry slam programs are among the most rigorous
and competitive in the country, and we’ve ranked among the
top 5 teams in the nation for each of the past 11 years.

Calling all teen lyricists, poets, rappers, and writers of the creatively inclined category — if you’ve got the gift of words and are ready to share it with the world, sign up for a Preliminary Slam!

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.

Gearing up for the 20th Annual NYC Teen Poetry Grand Slam Finals @ The Legendary Apollo Theater

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!

 

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2017 SLAM TEAM

Solomon Mussing
Student
Chelsea Allison
Student
Kevin Gonzalez
Student

Devin Johnson
Student
Natalia Mercedes Rodriguez
Student

POETRY SLAM SPONSORS

Corporate sponosrship opportunuties are available for this
event. To inquire, email development@urbanwordnyc.org