Each month, up to 12 poets can sign up for participation in the monthly slam.
Two rounds. Top 3 winners earn points toward Semi-Finals (in April/May, depending on schedule).
Semi-Finals: Three rounds. Field gets cut by 1/3 depending on number of semi-finalists after first round. Second round determines order for 3rd round. 3rd round determines top 8 and order for 1st round of finals.
This will be a three-round slam!
1st round is in order of overall ranking by end of season from low to high. 1st round will be elimination (we will be cutting two poets after the 1st round). The remainder of the slam will be non-elimination and low to high based on previous round score.
2nd round will be in order low to high, based on first round scores after we cut 2 from the original nine. 3rd round will not be elimination, but will be ordered low to high based on previous round score. The top 4 poets at the end of the night will compose the team for the season heading to NPS.