Bellingen Poets in Nimbin 2010

Bellingen Poets in Nimbin 2010
Taking Home The World Cup!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Distinktion Slam Rules!


1. Poetry is original, written & performed by poet.

2. Poet must have 3 poems prepared - in case they get through each round!

3. Poets must supply Titles of said poems. (Poets don't have to stick to these ...)

4. Poetry should be learnt and performed. NOT read (Poets will lose marks if they read, unless they are really, really good!).

5. No poems that have previously WON in other Slam Events can be used.

6. Judges will be briefed on looking at; content, performance skills and audience reaction to the poems.

7. Judges chosen from audience (2) must not be partners, family or best mates with the poets!

8. People's choice will be chosen by audience vote (1 per person)

9. Poems must be 3 minutes or less otherwise you will lose points! (You are not penalized for being under time, if you have a fantastic 1 minute poem... all good!)

10. No heckling during performance!! (Audience)Poets may heckle whenever they like !

11. No props, beat boxes, music, visual aids ... just you and your voice!

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