Monthly Archives: January 2011

Updates & Contests

Hey there slammers, poets, fans, and supporters,

Thank you for sticking with the BSP through the past 2.5 years and helping us to grow a solid foundation for local prformers and travelling feature artists.

There are a few big things coming down the tube this year for slam in Ontario:

CFSW 2011:

Of note is the Canadian Festival Of Spoken Word, which will take place this year in Toronto! that’s right – you’ll be able to see our BSP team at the national festival without booking a plane ticket. We’re still competing to see who that team will be and hope to see out January 20th for our first show of the year with our very special guest: the godfather of Toronto Spoken Word – Mr. Dwayne Morgan.

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST:

In light of the fact that Mr. Morgan is not only an incredible spoken word artist, but also an increasingly popular and accomplished photographer – we are going to have a PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST.

Here’s the deal – ONE PICTURE will be selected for use in the upcoming promotions for 201 – We’d like that picture to represent the Burlington Slam Project and we’re willing to pay for it.

The RULES: come out to the january show and snap photos. Submit your best photo before February’s slam (via email) and we will announce the winner at February’s show and award the CASH PRIZE ($50) for your winning shot in person.

You don’t need to be a pro. Just point & click and send your best angle of what you think captures the vibe and energy of the Burlington Slam Project. 1 photo per person please. Any questions? Let me know, but we’ll go over the rules on January 20th.

LOGO CONTEST:

We like out BSP logo but we think that it would be great to see it freshened up as we approach our 3rd anniversary. This contest will run from now until April 2011 and a final winner will be selected through a panel of judges and announced at our Finals in May. The PRIZE for this will be $75 and the new logo will be used on our blog (burlingtonslam.wordpress.com) and flyers going forward. If you are interested or know someone who is; please let me know. If you have any questions, check the new “Discussion” threads on the Facebook group page to keep updated on all rules and questions

GET IN FREE:

Starting this month and the remaining months of competition before finals (May 2011) we are starting a new promotion. If you bring in 2 NEW friends who have not attended the Burlington Slam Project before and you will get in for FREE. Please note that this only counts for 2 new guests per person and are subject to verification by the host.

YOUR VOICE:

We are busy lining up our features for the remainder of the year and would love to hear back any feedback on past features or potential Canadian Spoken Word artists that you would like to see come through BSP. Check the Discussion Board on Facebook and let us know your faves.

That being said, any & all feedback is encouraged. We do this for you: the audience, the artists, the supporters & fans. So let us know what you want to see/hear and we will do our damnedest to give you the best open mic & poetry slam we can.

Happy New year’s folks,
Hope to see you out soon!

Nuff love,
Tomy

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