POETS WILL NEED A TOTAL OF 6 POEMS TO WIN
Prelim rounds will be 3 separate bouts of 10 poets. Each bout will be 3 rounds. eliminations are 10 – 8 – 6
Prelim rounds is cumulative first 2 rounds. Final round is clean slate
Top 12 make it to Final Stage. Will take top 4 poets of each bout
The 1st place winners of the prelim rounds will be awarded a refund on their $150 registration
Final Stage 12 – 7 – 4
Final Stage is cumulative first 2 rounds. Final round is clean slate
Half Point deduction for every 10 secs over allotted time.
Prelims & Semis poets will have 3min and a 10 sec grace
Final Stage will be 3min and 20 sec grace
NO POEM REPEAT
Ties will be broken by one more poem, judges will write poets name on a piece of paper and that is who win. This can be a repeat poem, but cannot use a poem already slammed in that particular bout.
Protest to Scores must be done after bout before score sheets are signed. Once score sheets are signed no protest can be issued. Score sheets MUST BE signed by all competitors.
2 of the Judges will be randomly selected. With the remaining 3 randomly selected from a pre-selected group of Judges if available
No reading of poems on final stage