StAnza’s 2013 Digital Slam now open for entries

Friday 19 July 2013

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[UPDATE:  ENTRIES FOR THIS YEAR'S DIGITAL SLAM HAVE NOW CLOSED. WE'LL POST THE SHORTLIST HERE NEXT FRIDAY]

At last, the wait is over . . . and our 2013 Digital Slam is now open for entries!

What you’ll need to enter is a new or recent video or audio performance of one of your poems or spoken word pieces which you have uploaded onto YouTube, Vimeo, PodOmatic, SoundCloud or other online platform (please note: this has to be a platform which generates code for embedded media players).

Once you’ve picked out the poem/performance you want to submit, grab the URL and send it to: [...]

If you could also let us know where you live (town/city), that’d be great, and if you’re on Twitter, don’t forget to include your Twitter name so we can find you on there.

SOME BRIEF GUIDELINES:

One poem/performance per person.

Your poem/performance should last no more than 3 minutes, and should have been recorded within the last 18 months.

Material submitted for last year’s Digital Slam cannot be submitted again.

We’ll be open for entries until 12 noon (BST) Friday 26 July. Entries sent later than 12 noon next Friday will not go through for shortlisting.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT:

After submissions close, our panel of judges will pick a shortlist, and this will go up on our blog on Friday 2 August (all the shortlisted entries will be embedded into the blog page, hence we’ll need those embed codes).

Voting will begin once the shortlist is published, and will close at 5pm (BST) on Sunday 11 August.

We’ll announce the winner soon after that. Later in the month we’ll publish a blog about the winner, featuring their winning performance, plus another audio/video clip of their choice.

And that’s it.

And as always, follow us on Twitter – @StAnzaPoetry and/or #DigitalSlam – and/or like our Facebook page for more news and updates.

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