Here is the info. on the creative way the Varnum Library is planning the Slam!
Varnum's Virtual Poetry Slam!
Here's how it works-
Participants send in a video of your own original poem. Poem length is a maximum of 3-4 minutes. The deadline is noon April 20, 2020. (That's just 2 weeks folks!) A panel of 5 Socially Distanced judges, possibly in there pajamas, will rank each poem. The poem with the most points wins! There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. If we get an avalanche of poetry, we can always dream, there may be more winners. Hooray! Winners will be announced April 30.
Parents get your kids to enter. Kids get your parents and grandparents to enter. Dare each other. Challenge each other. Inspire each other. Have fun with poetry.
All poems/videos must be originals and not exceed 3-4 minutes in length. Good news is there is no minimum length!
Videos do not need to filmed with special cameras or include any fancy edits – we welcome all videos, however homemade! If you have a phone just flick to selfie mode and start recording. Don't stress yourself. Hit record and express yourself!
So, after you record, download your video to your Google Drive and share it with the Varnum's Poetry People email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please label the videos of your poems with:-
the poem's title
the town you're from
Include a transcript of your poem with your submission.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Entries received after midday, high noon -12:00, on Monday April 20 2020 will not be eligible for this Digital Slam competition.
Writers may submit only once. We're working fast here!
Record your video. Upload it to your Google drive and share with the Varnum Poetry People email- email@example.com
Writers retain full copyright of their work and we will only share work on the Varnum Memorial Library, the Lanpher Memorial Library (Our Slam Sister Library) and the Cambridge Arts Council (Our Sponsor) newsletters and social media platforms with the permission of each writer. Entering this Digital Slam Contest acts as a writer giving permission to the contest to share their submitted poetry.
This community competition is open to All- all ages, all ethnicities, and all genders. Writers must be a member of the communities we serve. We're talking Cambridge, Johnson, Hyde Park, Waterville, Belvidere and Fletcher.
There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary.
Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org