past PoetrySLAM participants

Sixth-Grade students from around Clallam County compete in the annual PoetrySLAM featuring original works and dramatic recitations. Students may submit original works of poetry (written by the student) to be read or recited for the judging panel. Original poetry will be judged on content.

Students may also choose to recite a previously published poem from memory. Recited poems must be under 30 lines in length. The recital will be judged for quality of dramatic performance.

All poets must be able to read or recite their poetry at the PoetrySLAM on Thursday, April 26, 6:30pm, at the Port Angeles Main Library.

How to Enter:

  1. Students may enter by participating in a classroom elimination round held at their school. For homeschooled students, or those whose classroom is not conducting elimination rounds, entry can be arranged by contacting NOLS Youth Services Library Jennifer Knight at jknight@nols.org
  2. All students interested in participating must fill out an official entry form, and attach a copy of the poem they wish to read or recite. Entry Form

Deadline: Entry forms must be received by the library or your teacher no later than 5pm on March 30, 2018.

6th Grade Prizes:
First and second place prizes will be awarded in the original poetry category. One “best in show” grand prize will also be awarded. Recitation prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the SLAM judges.

Best in Show Grand Prize: Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet
1st Place: $50 bookstore gift certificate
2nd Place: $25 bookstore gift certificate

For more information, contact NOLS Youth Services Librarian Jennifer Knight by calling 360.417.8500 x7705, or email jknight@nols.org.

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