CALL FOR POETS: $500 Cash Prize Poetry Slan


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Entry Date:

December 25, 2018




CALL FOR POETS: $500 Cash Prize Poetry Slam
Deadline: Thursday January 31st, 11:59PM

Beginning Saturday April 27th, 2019, EvoluCulture Arts Entertainment----
parent company of Evolution Dopen Mic----launches its brand new
seasonal project: THE L.A.B. SLAM

L.A.B stands for #LetArtistsBe, a new motto for EvoluCulture in 2019.
To follow this means the artists themselves---and those who consume their work---
respect the artist’s sacrifices for craft and expression through appropriate compensation.

For three nights out of the year, ten poets will be selected through a jurying process
to compete in a three-round, cash prize poetry slam. Once juried in, each poet
will pay $50 to secure their spot, the fee going towards the cash prize of $500.

Each round will see a poet perform one piece within a time limit, followed by a group of five judges----picked from the crowd the night of the slam----scoring the poem on a scale of 0 to 10. Decimal scores are allowed. 

Breakdown of Rounds:

Round 1__ 3 minutes per poet
Round 2__ 1 minute per poet
Round 3__4 minutes per poet

After two rounds of competition, the top two scoring poets will go head-to-head
in the final round where they perform with the live band of the night.
No prior rehearsal with the musicians.

The last poet standing will win the $500 cash prize and be crowned
EvoluCulture UniVersal Champion, with the title defended
at the next L.A.B Slam competition.

To enter the jurying process for L.A.B Slam, poets will send the following to evoluculture@gmail.com By Thursday January 31st, 11:59PM.

· Headshots of the poet performing
· Bio (5-7 sentences in body of email)
· Answer to the question, what does it mean to #LetArtistBe ? (in body of email)
· Written sample of 3 to 5 poems (Attached in microsoft word or Google Docs)
· One audio and video recording of a performance: Youtube / Soundcloud/ Spotify/ Apple Music/ etc.
· Those with full press kits that matches our requirements are free to send them.
· Any requirements missing upon receiving the email will be disqualified.

The ten poets chosen to compete will be notified via email on Friday February 8th. Those poets will receive options and deadlines on paying the $50 Those not chosen will receive a message as well on that date. Other ways to enter the L.A.B Slam may become available overtime.

For more information, inbox EvoluCulture/ Sean Battle via Facebook or Instagram, or email evoluculture@gmail.com.

Contact Information:

Contact Name:

Sean Battle


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