Here’s the Rules:
Howdy Folks and Thanks for your interest in the first ever online Fuck Yeah Poetry Slam! (FY Poetry Slam if you don’t want to swear in front of the children!)
to sign up e-mail stagedoorjohnny at hotmail.com with the subject POETRY SLAM SIGN UP (YOUR NAME).
We will then reply to you with instructions on how to submit your video though file sharing! You still have a few days to get your video filmed and ready. Our deadline for receiving your video files will be March 15th. Our sign up list is currently full but we have begun a waitlist! If any of the previously signed up poets do not get there video to us in time to meet the deadline we will bring people up from the waitlist.
Keep in mind:
Videos must be under 4 minutes. Preferred file format is MPEG4. We will attempt to upload other file types but if you send us a file in format that isn’t able to be uploaded you won’t be able to compete.
A poet that has competed may submit again BUT it must be a new poem and preference will be given to poets that have not yet had the chance to compete.
The poet must perform work that they have created.
All videos will be aired on this youtube channel (youtube.com/teamwonderdave). We will also be posting all of the videos on this blog.
The video must not currently appear on another youtube channel. You may take down an existing video and submit the footage. Different video footage of the submitted poem appearing on youtube is acceptable. You will receive a video release form after you are drawn to compete in a slam.
Previously published poetry is fine.
There will be at least six preliminary online video competitions. You will be randomly sorted into one of these six groups. The winning poets from those six competitions will submit a second video for a final competition in order to select the team. Prelims will be selected based on the number of youtube likes their videos receive.
In order to compete you must be at least 18 years of age by August 5th 2014.
You must be able to get to the National Poetry Slam in Oakland CA by 8AM on August 5th and stay through the end of the tournament on August 9th. While we will try and help the team fundraise we cannot guarantee any cost of travel or hotel will be covered. If selected for the team you must be a registered PSi member (you can become one now by following this link)
Thanks so much for supporting this endeavor. National Poetry Slam here we come!
Be Sure to follow us on twitter @FYPoetrySlam and on facebook!
Looking forward to hearing your poetry!