Still I Rise Poetry Slam

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"Still I Rise" - A Poetry Slam

The "Still I Rise" Poetry Slam is a demonstration of verbal expression through creative writing. The Pamela D. Franklin Cultural Center for the Performing Arts has partnered with Unified Praise to host the "Still I Rise" Poetry Slam! Spoken Word poetry, allows an individual to turn their thoughts and feelings into energy that uplifts, inspires and encourages.

Two lucky poets will each walk away with $250 cash! Everyone is encouraged to participate, however, you must be 15 years or older to enter.

Verbal SOUL Poetry Slam Requirements and Guidelines

• The entry fee is $25

• If under 18, participants must have a Parent/Guardian's signature.

• Performances are timed and should not exceed 2 minutes. Timing starts when the performance or sound begins.

• No props, no costumes, no musical instruments, no pre-recorded music.

• The use of profanity, racial slurs or inappropriate background settings are prohibited.

• 10 winners will advance to Round Two.

• Three (3) winners will advance to a Final Round ($50 cash prize).

• One Winner will receive $350 grand prize! 

Round 1 – Entry Submission (Deadline May 31st, 11:59pm)
Upload a video (up to 3 min) of a verbal performance that uplifts and inspires.
✓ Top 10 will be chosen to advance to the next round

Round 2 – Live Performance Event via Zoom/IG/FB Live (June 17th, 4pm)
Virtual performance in front of live audience.
✓ Top 3 Winners advance to Finals. 

Round 3 - Finals - Virtual Slam Style Live Event (June 24th, 4pm)
Virtual performance in front of live audience.
✓ Winner crowned Verbal SOUL Queen/King and takes grand prize $350. 

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