Category Archives: Contest
Just like we said in the last post, on Thursday July 21st the Burlington Slam Project turns 3 yrs old.
The first reveal was that this slam is going to be our first “Anything Goes” themed slam. That means you can use props, costumes, musical instruments, and do covers! The only rules still in effect are scoring and the time limit of 3 min and 10 sec. Because as much as we all LOVE poetry the bar does close eventually!
You may recall a few months back that Jogindra ‘Yogi’ Siewrattan won our logo contest. Well Yogi has been busy working on a whole new branding for BSP (logo, blog header, & flyer design). At the same time, yours truly has been working on a new blog layout to match this new vision. All the behind the scenes work is done.
So we are proud to announce that the new blog layout and header have officially been launched! So take a tour of the blog and leave a comment on this post (under the News section) to let us know what you think!
Until next time…
…keep spreading the word!
Yes, yes, y’all! This past Thursday the finals went down and it was one dope night!
We had a jam packed house (in fact we had to get extra chairs 3 times!), we found out who won the new logo contest (congrats to Jogindra Siewrattan for winning the contest and the $80 prize), and thanks to Dave ‘Big Deal’ Silverberg for hosting a night of down-right fantabulous poetry!
We had 8 competitors (Tomy ‘Bam-Bam’ Bewick, Jogindra Siewrattan, The P.O.E., Dan ‘AKA Dan Murray’, Henrick ‘Shoolie’ Sales, Ryan ‘Duffman’ Duffy, Kay’la Fraser, and Oskar Niburski). Both Tomy Bewick & Shoolie stepped down because they are both going to be on the Roots Lounge team.
We HAVE received confirmations from all team members. So your official Burlington Slam Project Team 2011-2012 is: Kay’la Fraser, Jogindra Siewrattan, The P.O.E., Oskar Niburski, and Dan Murray as the alternate.
Next slam is Thursday June 16th featuring Steve Miller from Vancouver. Until then…
…Spread The Word!
Come on out to the Black Bull Tavern on Thursday May 19th.
For the 2nd year in a row you will help us select the Burlington Slam Project team to represent us on the regional & national stage. Although last year’s team was Burlington’s first, they placed 4th in a field of 18 and made to the finals stage. So this year’s team has big shoes to fill.
Curious to know who qualified? Yogi, P.O.E., Shoolie, Kay’la Fraser, Curtis Meyer, Tasha Fortunate, Tomy Bewick, Truth Is…, Brandon Williamson, Dan Murray, Erika Haygood, Duffman, Kevin Sutton, Lip Balm, Oskar Niburski.
As usual, there will be a $5 cover charge and festivities will kick off @ 8pm with sign-up for the open mic. Seeing as this is the finals it is a closed slam. Our guest hosted will be, Toronto Poetry Slam’s, Dave “BIG DEAL” Silverberg. In BSP tradition, we will forgo a feature so we can cram in more awesome local poets with a 3 round slam! As usual, the money that would normally go toward the feature will help the team cover the cost of attending the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word.