Major Competitions

The Burlington Slam Project sends representatives to four different MAJOR competitions in the year. They are:

Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWps) – March
From 2016 on – BSP will be sending a female-identifying representative to compete at the Women of the World Poetry Slam.
Our November Slam will be giving priority to female-identifying poets, the top-ranking of whom will be selected as our WOWps representative.
To qualify for this opportunity – a poet MUST have slammed at least ONCE in our competitive season (September or October).
For more information, please visit: www.wowps2016.com

2016 Location of WOWps: Brooklyn, NY – Rep: Ifrah Hussein

SLAMtario – July
The Burlington Slam Project sends its National competitive team to the SLAMtario Provincial Slam each year.
From September-February, points will be given to competing poets towards our finals in March.
March’s slam will be selecting our National team, who will represent BSP at SLAMtario and NPS.
To qualify for this opportunity – a poet MUST have slammed at least TWICE in our competitive season (Sept-Feb)

2016 Location of SLAMtario: TBA

National Poetry Slam (NPS) – August
The Burlington Slam Project sends its National competitive team to the National Poetry Slam each year.
From September-February, points will be given to competing poets towards our finals in March.
March’s slam will be selecting our National team, who will represent BSP at NPS and SLAMtario.
To qualify for this opportunity – a poet MUST have slammed at least TWICE in our competitive season (Sept-Feb)

2016 Location of NPS: Decateur, GA

Individual World Poetry Slam (IWPS) – October
The Burlington Slam Project will send a representative to the Individual World Poetry Slam each year, starting in 2015
April of each year will be a 1-2-3-4 format slam (meaning poems of 1, 2, 3, and 4 minutes in length)
This slam will be the qualifier to select Burlington’s national individual representative.
To qualify for this opportunity – a poet MUST have slammed at least THREE times in our competitive season (Sept-Feb)
Participation in finals counts towards the obligated 3 slams.

2015 Location of IWPS: Washington, D.C. – Rep: Bassam

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