Slambassadors 2017
Competition now open
(for 12-18yr olds)


Slambassadors 2017 for 12-18yr olds now open for entries

The slam is open every year to any young person in the country, and aims to uncover the next generation of MCs, rappers, performance poets and spoken word artists. To enter the slam simply film yourself performing your piece and submit it online.

This year’s entrants and winning entries can be seen on the SLAMbassadors YouTube channel.

Six acts will be chosen from across the UK to take part in an intensive, two-day masterclass with the spoken word artist Joelle Taylor. The winners work will be showcased at a live performance in central London alongside Joelle and a leading spoken word icon.

The biggest prize however is the continual mentoring provided to the young artists by The Poetry Society, who work hard to introduce the emerging poets to the professional arena and open up the world of performance and publishing to them. 

Previous winners include Anthony Anaxagorou, Megan Beech, Kayo Chingonyi, Aisling Fahey, Tommy Sissons, Vanessa Kisuule and NAGA MC.

Slambassadors 2017 guest judge is Sabrina Mahfouz.

For full details and how to apply visit the Poetry Society website: