Wordsmiths of Berlin is hosting its 7th Annual Poetry Slam on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at 7 pm in the BHS Auditorium.
Notice to adult poets:
This contest is open to any area poets of high school-age & OLDER.
Poetry Slam Guidelines:
- Poem format is open (rhyming, free verse, etc.).
- Poems must be the poet’s own original work.
- Performance must be under 3 minutes (Each of the two rounds).
- Please avoid obscenities.
- No graphic sexual content
- No musical accompaniment or technical enhancements
- To enter the contest as a presenter, submit a written or typed copy of your poetry pieces to one of the Wordsmiths’ advisors: Mr. Reise at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 days prior to the contest (Poets retain full rights to all of their poems).
- Poet contestants need to submit 2 poetry pieces; there are 2 rounds for each performer.
- Judges for the contest are selected from volunteers among the audience members at the event.
- Poet participation is not limited to Berlin High School students. Adult & high-school-age poets from other schools in the surrounding area are welcome to compete.
- Top two poets will receive trophies, and the top two get their names added to the Poetry Slam winners’ plaque in the WoB display case.
- All poet presenters receive Poetry Slam medallions.