Update of Slam team selection process(sorry i forgot to do this as we were growing and changing
As of 2011-pervious slam team is no longer automatically into the finals.
Like last year, in order to qualify for the 2014 Semi-Finals, a poet must finish 1st or 2nd at one of our monthly slams. (In the event that the 1st and/or 2nd place poet has previously qualified, the spot will go to the next highest finisher.) We hold our monthly slam every first Sunday at the Shadowbox Theatre 2400 St. Claude New Orleans. Times may vary during football seasons and Mardi Gras and some months will have loose themes. This will be done for foreseeable future.
Unlike last year, we are also requiring that every semi-finalist slam at least TWICE between April and our last slam of the year in December. Because our Grand Slam Finals will determine who represents SNO at the Individual World Poetry Slam (top finisher), the Women of the World Poetry Slam (top female finisher), and Southern Fried and the National Poetry Slam (top five finishers), we feel it's important that those competing for these spots make a commitment to our community by slamming at least twice out of a possible nine slams. This will be done for the foreseeable future.
Semi's will be the second saturday of Janurary
and Finals will be the last saturday of Janurary
These two nights along with our Feb(wowps fundraiser) , June(team fundraiser), September(iwps fundraiser) slam will have no features.
Semi finals the first round is picked by random order.
the top ten from the first round will then go in reverse order for the second round.
The cumulative score from both rounds are added to determine place and order for finals. 1st place in semi finals go last in first round of finals and 10th place finisher in semi's goes first in first round of finals.
Finals- no poems can be repeated from semi finals
First round-predetermined order from semis
second round- reverse order from first round
Top five make the team for that year.Top finisher win's Iwps Spot. Top women finisher wins Wowps Spot.
All PSI rules apply to slam including tie breakers.
In the event that we need to cancel a slam (i.e., hurricanes, power outages) or if our pool of semi-finalists dips below 12-15 people, we may offer additional semi-finals spots in our final monthly slam in December. If you would like to receive SNO updates via email, send us your email or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll add you to our list. We send out friendly show reminders the week before and day of the show.
show starts at 7 PM. Please arrive a little early if you'd like to perform, Slam sign up is is a first come first serve bases. depending on if we have a feature there will be 6 to 10 slots for the slam available. Spots have been filling up fast.https://www.facebook.com/events/390527084387468/?fref=ts