ups’ grand slam information

Information for competing in Unlimited Poetry Slam’s Grand Slam to qualify for 2017 Unlimited Poetry Slam Team!

Unlimited Poetry Slam’s Grand Slam is scheduled for 7:30-9:30pm Monday May 1, 2017 at Fusha’s Enterprises 130. E. Bardin Rd. Arlington, TX. This slam is open to all individuals who complete mandatory pre-registration (see link below) and arrive in time to compete.

UPS’ Grand Slam will consist of three rounds as follows:

The order in which the poets perform in the first round is random draw. Subsequent rounds will follow in reverse order. With respect for time allotted with the venue, lower scoring competitors may be eliminated from latter rounds depending upon the number of participants and will be announced before the competition begins. Poets will read/recite a three minute (or less) poem for each round and scoring will be cumulative. A .05 point deduction will be made for every 10 seconds beyond 3 minutes 10 seconds of performance in a round.

The highest scoring participant in Unlimited Poetry Slam’s Grand Slam will be our first ever Grand Slam Champion and the top 5 scoring competitors will comprise 2017 Unlimited Poetry Slam Team.  In the event any of the 5 highest scoring competitors is unable to fulfill team representation, the opportunity will be offered to participants in order of next highest score.

Unlimited Poetry Slam’s Grand Slam participants affirm having read, understand and agree to participate according to Poetry Slam, Inc. (PSi) code of conduct and tournament rules available at A digital copy of the PSi Handbook 2017 will be emailed once registration is received.

Denver is the host city for 2017 National Poetry Slam tournament therefore fundraising for transportation/lodging will be part of team activities in addition to practice sessions May-August. Team members will have adequate attendance and participation in promotional activities to support the ongoing development of Unlimited Poetry Slam including use of name and image and selected portions of work in photographs/videos for public distribution and fundraising.

Unlimited Poetry Slam’s Grand Slam participants understand the benefits available to Unlimited Poetry Slam Team Members.

Unlimited Poetry Slam’s Grand Slam participants understand and agree to uphold the responsibilities of Unlimited Poetry Slam Team membership.

Click here to register for UPS’ Grand Slam and agree to terms as stated above.

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