Knoxville Poetry Slam
The Ink 221 Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville TN 37902
2nd and 4th Fridays of every month
The following is Knoxville Poetry Slam's slam team selection process.
The following points will be awarded throughout the regular season. At the end of the season the points still be tallied, and our slam teams will be decided by which poets are at the top of the leaderboard.
These points will be rewarded in accordance with the results of the monthly slam.
1st place: 5 points
2nd place: 4 points
3rd place: 3 points
4th place: 2 points
All others: 1 point
Due to the constant need of staff to perform administrative duties, the following points will be rewarded based on which actions are performed.
Keep Score: 1 point
Keep Time: 1 point
Keep Score/Time: 1 point
Take door money: 1 point
Fundraise : 2 points
These points are to be supplemental to performing in the slam. Supplemental points can only comprise 50% of your earned total. Administrative positions are open to all, and are given on first come first serve basis. If there is any dispute, positions will be decided by open competition decided by the slam master. These points can not be combined with each other in the same night.
There will also be open mic/theme slams on off weeks. These will each have a theme, and may not be contingent on the poet performing his or her own work. The points rewarded for these will vary.
All regular slams are subject to official PSI rules.
Season schedule will be as follows
Box of Doom Slam-3/16/12
Grand Slam Off-3/30/12
1st Place: 15 points
2nd Place: 7 points
3rd Place: 5 points
All others: 1 point
The top twelve poets at the end of the regular season will compete in the Slam Off
If a piece wins in the finals of a slam it can not be used again until
the end of the season.
The person with the most overall points at the end of the season will be considered the Team Captain of The Knoxville Honey Badgers.
The person that wins the End of Season Slam Off, will be the IWPS Representative.
The highest scoring female of the season will be the WOWPS Representative.
At the end of the slam off, the highest scoring 5 poets will make up the Knoxville Honey Badgers. The fifth poet will be considered an alternate.
Any remaining poets can comprise additional teams in order of rank. They will be permitted to travel and compete, but will be required to organize, practice, travel, and fundraise entirely on their own. These teams are not permitted to register for PSI events as venue representatives.
All members of the Knoxville Honey Badgers will be required to practice 1-3 times weekly, or at the Slam Master's discretion. For every missed practice or fundraising event, the poet will be docked 5 points from their season total. Once the poet reaches zero points, he or she will be reviewed for dismissal from the team.
All members of the team will be required to help raise funds for the team's traveling efforts, and may be required to pay for some of their travels themselves.
Upon earning a spot on the Knoxville Poetry Slam team, all members will be asked to sign a contract which informs applicants of the terms and conditions of being a member of the Knoxville Poetry Slam team.