Conditions for competitors in Poets Out Loud Youth Slam

Performers need to be available for the event on Thursday 8th August 5pm – 8pm

First prize winner receives $400 cash + an appearance at a feature event at Byron Writers Festival, Bangalow Showgrounds, Sat 10 August 2024

Poems performed at the Youth Slam must be original work under 3 minutes long, without props or backing music. Winners are judged on writing, performance, and audience impact.

Performers will be selected by July 12. Applicants need to either attend the free workshop, or send a sample of writing, to help with selection. This does not need to be the poem you intend to perform if selected.

The cost to confirm a performer is $65, payable on acceptance. Poets Out Loud supports 4 scholarship places for those with financial difficulties to participate at no cost.

Performers will have access to 2 masterclasses to create and develop their slam poem.

Travel and supervision for the performance must be arranged by families. We will assist with carpooling where possible.

Performances may be recorded and photographed with permission. All rights remain with the author.

Please contact us if you have more questions – we’ll be happy to speak with you.