POETRY SLAM RULES:
1. Must prepare up to 3 poems, only original works, based on any topic or content, no censorship required.
2. Each poet has 3 minutes each. There is a time penalty administered after a 10 second grace period for going over. .5 points deducted from your total score for every 10 seconds you go over.
3. No props, costumes or musical instruments.***READ OR RECITE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK***Five judges (or a minimum of three) are selected from the audience, qualified by their lack of bias. The audience is invited and encouraged to “vote” with their response: applauding, snapping, shouting, or keeping silent in order to tell the judges what they think of each poem.