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Title: SlamCharlotte-Charlotte NC
Post by: inkera on August 16, 2007, 08:43:11 AM
McGlohon Theatre @ Spirit Square
345 N. College Street
Charlotte NC 28202

Slam Master- Bluz  (704) 890-8282
Artistic Director Inkera (980) 428-0473


See attached document.


Inkera
Title: Re: SlamCharlotte-Charlotte NC
Post by: inkera on August 06, 2011, 09:26:37 PM
I am attaching the up-dated SlamCharlotte criteria for the 2011-2012 slam season. It was up-dated 26 April 2011
Title: Re: SlamCharlotte-Charlotte NC
Post by: inkera on April 18, 2015, 08:26:33 AM
Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (Upstairs in Founders Hall)
130 N. College Street
Charlotte NC 28202

Slam Master- Bluz  poetrybluz@gmail.com
Artistic Director Inkera (980) 475-5564
Title: Re: SlamCharlotte-Charlotte NC
Post by: inkera on April 20, 2015, 03:02:35 PM
SlamCharlotte is in the process of updating our slam selection process for the next slam season. The updated selection process will be posted here within the next 2 weeks.
Title: Re: SlamCharlotte-Charlotte NC
Post by: inkera on July 01, 2015, 09:44:48 PM
Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (Upstairs in Founders Hall)
130 N. College Street
Charlotte NC 28202

Every 3rd Friday

Slam Master- Bluz  poetrybluz@gmail.com
Artistic Director Inkera (980) 475-5564

It took longer than 2 weeks to get this posted but here it is.
Title: Re: SlamCharlotte-Charlotte NC
Post by: inkera on June 27, 2017, 10:27:46 PM
Updated criteria for the 2017-2018 slam season:

SlamCharlotte strives to promote poetic growth, performance enhancement and increased camaraderie among the poets and the community through our monthly slam competition.

The monthly slam is open to everyone 21 years or older unless the slam is designated as a slam for a particular demographic. For example; the women’s slam. 

Each poet competing at SlamCharlotte’s monthly slam is asked to join the SlamCharlotte FaceBook group. This will ensure that they are informed of all events pertaining to SlamCharlotte. They are also asked to check the SlamCharlotte website on a regular basis.

 We are excited about our new slam season!! We are excited about the poets that come out and slam monthly and the poetry that we continue to bring to Charlotte and everyone who continues to show so much love and support.

As we continue to grow and evolve, our criteria for our slam must do the same.
Here are the rules/criteria for the 2017-2018 slam season. We will continue to evaluate what is working and what needs modifications. We will make adjustments as needed.

General Information/Criteria

Location: McGlohon Theater @ Spirit Square 345 N. College Street Charlotte NC 28202.
Time: 8 PM Price: $12.88 general admission (includes a $2 facility fee)

Criteria: The monthly slam is open to anyone 21 years or older unless the slam is designated as a slam for a particular demographic. For example; the women’s slam. The sign up list for the slam opens at 7:15 PM and 12 poets will be allowed to compete.

*If a poet shows up after the sign-up cut off time has passed and there are still available slots in the slam, they will be allowed to compete. They will perform first. If there are multiple late poets and there are available slots, Random.org will be used to determine order. *

The 12 slots are broken down in this manner:

1-4 first come first served
5-6 reserved for female poets (these slots will not be filled with non- female poets)
7-9 lottery style drawing
10-11 out of town poet(s)-if no one has signed up by 7:30 these slots become a part of the lottery
12 last month’s winner-If the winner of the last month’s slam doesn’t sign up by 7:30, their slot becomes part of the lottery.

The competition will be a CLEAN SLATE 3 round slam with elimination each round.
Random.org will be used to determine the order of the first round. In the 2nd and 3rd  round, the poet with the highest score will perform first and the round will end with the poet with the lowest score.

Tie Breaker:

 In the event that there is a tie for 1st-4th place, the poet with the highest cumulative score will be determined the winner. If the cumulative scores result in a tie, the poets will share the prize money.

Cash Prize:
The top 3 poets will receive a cash prize
1st place~$100.00        2nd place ~$75.00         3rd place~$50.00


 No Repeat Rule: Poets who successfully make it to the third round of competition can not repeat that poem again until the iWPS qualifier in February. If they are invited back to the finals competition in April, they will be allowed to repeat any poem used in the 3rd round at that time. If a poet repeats a poem they have previously used in the third round during the season, they will be disqualified from the possibility of returning to compete in the Grand Slam Finals. If there is a tie breaker round, the poem used DOES NOT count under the no repeat rule.

 Criteria/Team Selection:
SlamCharlotte utilizes a point system to determine which poets will advance to the grand slam finals in April.
Points are awarded for each slam from July through March. The points are awarded based on the following:
1st place  4 points
2nd place  3 points
3rd place   2 points
4th place   1 point
   
The scores and accumulation of points are maintained by the Artistic Director, Inkera Oshun. If poets have questions about their standing at any time during the season, they can obtain that information by contacting her directly.

 Grand Slam Finals Poet Selection:
The 12 poets with the highest accumulation of points at the end of the March slam will be invited to participate in the Grand Slam Finals. The list of the top 12 poets will be posted to the SlamCharlotte Facebook group and the SlamCharlotte website. In the event that a poet included in the top 12 is unable or unwilling to compete in the Grand Slam Finals, the next poet on the list will be contacted to compete. Only poets placing in the top 4 throughout the season will be included in the poets invited to participate in the Grand Slam 
Finals in April.

 No Walk Rule: SlamCharlotte encourages poets to slam at various venues. However, we feel strongly about poets who MAKE multiple slam teams thus holding slots on various teams “hostage” until they decide where they want to slam.

 Effective with the April 2012 Grand Slam Finals, if a poet has made a slam team prior to SlamCharlotte’s Grand Slam Finals, they must decide whether they will remain on that team or slam in the Grand Slam Finals.  If they decide not to slam at the Grand Slam Finals the next eligible poet will be invited to participate. If a poet who has made SlamCharlotte’s team is eligible to slam in another Grand Slam Finals, they must declare their intentions to remain on the team or slam for another team. If the poet fails to declare their intentions, the Slammaster reserves the right to replace them with the 5th place Grand Slam Finals poet.

 Finals:
The Grand Slam Finals occurs yearly in April. The top 12 poets will compete for a spot on the slam team. The competition will be a 3 round slam with elimination each round. The first round will be 12 poets, the 2nd round 8 poets, and the 3rd round 6 poets. Random.Org will be used to determine the order of the 1st round. The order for the 2nd and 3rd round will be determined by the poets score, the poet with the highest score will go first and the poet with the lowest score will go last. The scores are cumulative for all three rounds.

  There will not be a cash prize awarded to the top 3 poets in the Grand Slam Finals nor will there be a feature. The prize money and the funds collected from passing the hat will go toward assisting the team in getting to regional and national competition.

 SlamCharlotte will purchase the PSi membership at the associate level for the Grand Slam Champ. The poet will be responsible for his/her membership renewal thereafter. The remaining team members are responsible for purchasing/renewing their PSI membership.

 Team Member Financial Obligation:
The slam master and financial advisor will attempt to raise funds to cover the registration fee for all PSi events, Southern Fried, the cost of airfare, hotel, and per diem. Team members will receive a financial report at the second team meeting and each week thereafter. In the event that the Slammaster and the financial advisor are unable to secure enough funds to meet budget, the team members/SlamCharlotte representative are expected to assist in fundraising and/or cover the cost of the trip themselves. In the event that budget is not met and the team member/SlamCharlotte representative is unable to meet the financial obligation, the team member replacement rule will be utilized.

 Team Practice Schedule:
The new team will meet directly after the Grand Slam Finals and no later than a week after finals to discuss team practice and expectations. SlamCharlotte historically practices 2 times a week and the schedule is established based on the team member(s) availability. Team  members are expected to attend each practice/scheduled team performances. In the event that the team member is unable to attend practice or a scheduled performance, they are required to contact the slam master or coach to make them aware of this. Excessive absences from practice or scheduled performances may result in the slam master replacing that team member.

 Team Member Replacement:
In the event that a poet is unable or unwilling to perform their duty as a SlamCharlotte team member, the 5th ranked poet from finals will be contacted. The subsequent poets will be contacted down to the 12th poet until the spot is filled. In the event that the vacant spot on the team can’t be filled with the remaining poets from the grand slam finals, SlamCharlotte will have an open last chance slam. The slam will be limited to the first 12 poets to sign up. 

 **These rules can be changed at the discretion of the Slammaster. Any changes will be posted to the SlamCharlotte FB group and the SlamCharlotte website.**


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