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Slam Selection Processes / Re: Salt City Slam - Salt Lake City, UT
« Last post by jesster on April 28, 2015, 12:30:24 PM »
Salt City Slam
Last Monday of every month
Weller Book Works
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

The last Monday of the month at 8pm, we will hold a poetry slam, which is a three round competition to determine who is able to curry the most favor from the crowd.

We have a point system for participation in and placing in slams. At poetry slams, held once a month at Weller Book Works on the last Monday of the month, 10 people will be allowed to participate. 27 points will be awarded for winning a slam, 14 for second, 9 for 3rd, 5 for 4th and 2 points are awarded for everyone else. In addition, the host will be be awarded 4 points.

These points will determine the top 10 contenders for our finals that will vie for our team slots and the opportunity to participate in the 2011 National Poetry Slam. If one of the qualifiers after this selection is completed cannot attend NPS, we will select a replacement based on where individuals finished in finals.

The iWPS representative will be chosen from the winner of an open slam competition

The WOWPS representative will be chosen from the winner of an open slam competition.

General Discussion / SlamCharlotte's Call for Features~2015-2016 slam season
« Last post by inkera on April 23, 2015, 10:52:42 PM »
This is FRESH! This is RESET!! This is SlamCharlotte!!!

SlamCharlotte is dedicated to bringing Charlotte and the surrounding areas the best in featured artists.

In an effort to do this, the SlamCharlotte Management team has decided to open up feature slots to poets who have NEVER featured at our venue before.

*We will start accepting requests 1 May 2015.* DO NOT contact me prior to that requesting a feature. We typically leave the Call for Features open until 1 June. We book our entire season at one time.

This is how it works..........please read the entire note.

Our slam is the 3rd Friday of every month. We don't have features in April, May, or June. Our slam season runs from July to June.

SlamCharlotte passes the hat to pay our features and allows them to sell merchandise. In the past, features have received between $100-$400 but please understand that we have no way of guaranteeing you a certain amount. We can offer lodging at a local hotel the night of your feature.

We can provide you with a listing of other poetry venues in the area BUT we do not book shows for you.
Our feature slots go very quickly and we are thankful for that. So that means when the request for features open up, you should be expedient in your request.

If you are interested in featuring, please send an email/FB message to MY attention. The email should include the month you are interested in featuring. If you are new to performance poetry and there is a slim chance that we might not know you, I urge you to send links to past performances, your written work will not be accepted. Verbal requests to feature or requests sent to other members of the management team will not be accepted.
It will be taken to the SlamCharlotte Management team for consideration. Everyone who sends a request will be notified of our decision.

After all feature slots are filled, we start a short waiting list in the event that a feature has to cancel.
You can’t slam for a spot on SlamCharlotte's team and feature in the same season. We seldom book features who have been a part of a SlamCharlotte team, however we will consider this option if you are part of a group of touring poets.

We hope to see you at SlamCharlotte as a featured artist!

2015-2016 Slam Season Schedule

Friday, July 17, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Friday, December 18, 2015
Friday, January 15, 2016
Friday, February 19, 2016-iWPS qualifier
Friday, March 18, 2016-Power of SHE & WOWps qualifier-Celebrating the Women of slam

Thanks in advance!!

Inkera Oshun, Artistic Director
(980) 475-5564
FB/inkera oshun

Bluz, Slammaster
FB/Boris Rogers
Slam Selection Processes / Washington D.C. - Beltway Poetry Slam
« Last post by pagesofle on April 21, 2015, 05:24:24 PM »
Beltway Poetry Slam
Last Tuesday of Every Month
@ Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe St. NE
Washington D.C. 20017

See attachment for selection process

thank you.
Slam Selection Processes / Ann Arbor Poetry Slam
« Last post by tluthun on April 21, 2015, 10:06:34 AM »
Ann Arbor Poetry Slam
Every Sunday
Silvio's Organic Pizza
 715 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Our selection process is as follows:
Every Sunday, we host a [maximum 10-person] slam in which poets have a chance to earn points towards a spot in Grand Slam Finals. The points at each slam are decided by the placement one gets in that given slam [i.e. 1st place in a 10-person slam is 10 points, 2nd place is 5 points, and last place is 1 point. Likewise, 1st place in a 6-person slam is 6 points, 2nd place is 3 points, and last place is 1 point]. Each year fluctuates [we decide at the start of the season], but we accept 10 poets into Finals on points, with the last to slams of the season serving as Last Chance winner-take-all bouts to gain automatic bids into finals regardless of points standings. At finals, after 4 rounds [this year: 12-9-7-6], the top 4 poets made the team [we have no alternate].

Poets are then given 1 week to accept their position on the team. Should they not accept, the spot goes on to the poet who placed next highest by the end of Finals. Once the first official practice takes place, the team is locked. If, for whatever reason, a poet on the team can no longer compete after the first practice has been concluded, the coach or slammaster will fill that role. If, for whatever reason, more poets are unable to compete than administration [i.e. slammasters/coaches] are able to fill with themselves, an open, auxiliary slam will be held to fill in subsequent spots.
Slam Selection Processes / Re: SlamCharlotte-Charlotte NC
« Last 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.
Slam Selection Processes / Re: Steel City selection process 2012
« Last post by zadriana on April 20, 2015, 01:23:55 PM »
Weekly slam (exception, we do not have slams on Holiday weeks)

Each week, every competitor gets 1 (one) pt., 3rd place gets 3 (three), 2nd place gets 4 (four), and 1st place gets 5 (five).

Slam Season runs August 1-end of March. In April, top twelve competitors (with most points) are asked to participate in the Grand Slam. 
Last chance slam is Tuesday before the Grand Slam.

Standings are maintained on our website.
Slam Selection Processes / Freshwater Wordsmiths
« Last post by DeonteOsayande on April 20, 2015, 11:37:49 AM »
We have each of our shows twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.
Our slams for team selection take place from September/October to December with the first place winner and runner up of each slam qualifying for final stage. We hold finals either in December or January with a 3 round, 12 poet slam. We drop four poets each round with the final four competing in the last round to determine the grand slam champion. After the team has been selected we decide whether the poet finishing in 5th should be the alternate, if a coach should be assigned or neither option and the team stays at only four competing poets.
Slam Selection Processes / Re: Art Amok! Atlanta Slam
« Last post by karen_g on April 20, 2015, 10:54:53 AM »
WOW! We seriously needed an update, although our structure remains relatively the same.

We hold slams twice a month from September-June on 2nd and 4th Fridays.
November and December, we usually hold only the 2nd Friday because of holidays.
Our evening typically features and all-artist (musicians) welcome open mic, a feature, and a two round slam wherein standard PSI rules are applied with regard to time, no props, etc.

We employ a point system for slam participation and attendance. If a poet wins a slam with 5 participants, that's 5 points, second place 4, third place 3, etc.Hosting is also a point.
When poets reach 20 points, they've earned a right to Slam Off for the team. Sometimes this happens earlier in the season. Some seasons are thicker with regular attending poets than others or with late, spring attendees. We typically hold a last chance slam toward the end of the season to accommodate them.We have also had seasons with the same eight or so regulars who slam and open mic with only a few poets who have shown up a few times and we carry them forward. We typically cap the slam at 12. 
Our Slam Off is 3 rounds, each round drawn randomly.If we have a slam off of 12, we cut 2 after the first and second round, otherwise, we don't make cuts.
If the winner of the slam off is available, that poet is our Individual World Poetry Slam rep. When that poet is not available, we slam off among poets who have already slammed at Art Amok toward team qualification.
We also slam off for our Women of the World Poetry Slam. It's a 4 round slam of 1-2-3-4 minute poems.To qualify, a poet must have slammed toward team qualification earlier in the season.

Currently, this is our venue and our show time is 8-11 pm, $5 or pay what you can for students

In Tune Studio
753 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 889-0383
Slam Selection Processes / Burlington Slam Project - Burlington, Ontario, CAN
« Last post by Tomy_BSP on April 20, 2015, 10:38:30 AM »
Burlington Slam Project
Third Thursday of every month
Black Bull Neighborhood Pub
1124 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario, CANADA

The 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm we open doors, at 8pm we have sign up for the Open Mic and Poetry Slam, and at 8:30 the open mic starts the night. We have 2 rounds of poetry slam, with elimination if more than 10 sign compete. We use 5 randomly selected judges (picked by host) and have a feature artist between rounds, before the break.

Everybody who slams gets 1 point towards season standings. The competitive season is September to March, with Finals in April.
The top 5 placers in each slam gain extra points (1st=5, 2nd=4, etc…)
To qualify for finals you must have slammed AT LEAST twice in the season
In finals, everybody is given a handicap in the form of a points deduction based on their standings.
The deduction is only applied to their 1st poem– the more seasonal points you have, the less severe that handicap.

Breakdown for the handicaps 2015
(Points vs Deductions):
0-5 :    -2.0
6-10:    -1.5
11-15:    -1.0
16-20:    - 0.5
21+:    - 0

The season's points will determine the top 12 contenders for our finals that will vie for five team slots and the opportunity to participate in the 2015 National Poetry Slam. If one of the qualifiers after this selection is completed cannot attend NPS, we will select a replacement based on where individuals finished in finals.

The iWPS representative for The Burlington Slam Project will be the slam champion (winner of the Team Selection Slam) from that year. If the slam champion from that year declines to attend, the next highest ranking poet from the Team Selection Slam will be asked, and so forth. If no competitor in the Team Selection Slam is able to attend, an open slam of interested participants will be held to determine who will represent the venue.

WOWps representative will be chosen from the winner of an open slam competition, early in the same year as the event.

-Tomy Bewick
Slam Selection Processes / Re: SlamCharlotte-Charlotte NC
« Last 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
Artistic Director Inkera (980) 475-5564
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