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StAnza Digital slam: voting starts Friday,13th

Saturday 7 July 2012, 17:24

Thanks to all who entered our digital slam. The shortlist will appear on this blog at midday on Friday 13th. Then it's the voters' turn to decide: so don't miss the chance to check out the entries and cast your votes.

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There's still time to enter our Digital Slam!

Thursday 5 July 2012, 23:07

UPDATE (7 July) – entries are now closed for the Digital Slam, but you'll be able to view the shortlist and cast your votes next weekend (see below).

Since we announced our Digital Slam, there has been a wonderful response, lots of encouragement and better still, entries have been coming in thick and fast. There is still time to send your entry in: the deadline is midnight Friday 6th July.  Here's a recap of the details:

StAnza’s online slam competition is open for entries, so that poets from everywhere can join in and audiences can sample the performances and vote for the winner. If you missed out on StAnza’s famous live slam and open mic events at the festival in March, now’s your chance to get involved, either by entering or by judging. We are running this event using all our social media platforms and centred on the StAnza Blog.

We are now open for entries from until midnight on Friday 6th July 2012. To enter, all you have to do is supply an audio or video file of yourself performing your poem. Upload it onto YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, AudioBoo or other online platform. Then send the URL to our designated email address, slam@stanzapoetry.org.

Your clip should be of a single poem and should last no more than 3 minutes.

Our judges will then make a shortlist and these entries will be posted on the StAnza Blog for the online audience to view and then cast their votes, using our dedicated voting link. You can vote from midday 13th to midday 16th July. The winner will be announced on 16th July after the polls close. The winning performance will be showcased on our platforms on 20thJuly and we will include a second clip by the winner.

And yes, there will be a mystery prize for the winner that is, in the tradition of slams the world over, totally pointless, yet strangely covetable.

You can also follow this event on Twitter via @StAnzaPoetry and/or #DigitalSlam

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The StAnza Digital Slam is now open for entries!

Friday 29 June 2012, 07:20

Join StAnza’s Digital Slam, starting today!

Yes, that’s right, our online slam competition is open for entries, so that poets from everywhere can join in and audiences can sample the performances and vote for the winner. If you missed out on StAnza’s famous live slam and open mic events at the festival in March, now’s your chance to get involved. We are running this event using all our social media platforms and centred on the StAnza Blog.

We are now open entries from today until  6th July.

To enter, all you have to do is supply an audio or video file of yourself performing your poem. Upload it onto YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, AudioBoo or other online platform. Then send the URL to our designated email address [....].

Your clip should be of a single poem and should last no more than 3 minutes.

Our judges will then make a shortlist and these entries will be posted on the StAnza Blog for the online audience to view and then cast their votes, using our dedicated voting link. Voting will be from midday 13th to midday 16th July. The winner will be announced on 16th July after the polls close. The winning performance will be showcased on our platforms on 20th July and we will include a second clip by the winner.

You can follow this event on Twitter via @StAnzaPoetry and/or #DigitalSlam

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The StAnza Digital Slam: open for entries 29th June

Friday 22 June 2012, 07:36

There's just a week to go before the entry period opens for StAnza's Digital Slam, so get your video and audio clips ready for this unique online competition. Here's a reminder of how the slam will work: 

To enter, all you have to do is record an audio/video file of your poetry performance and upload it onto YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, AudioBoo or other online platform. Then send a URL to our designated email address, which we will make available from 29th June to 6th July.  Like in live slams, there is a time limit for the performance, so your file should not last more than three minutes.

Our judges will then make a shortlist and these entries will be posted on the StAnza blog for the digital audience to view and then cast their votes, using our dedicated voting link. Voting will be from midday 13 to midday 16 July. The winner will be announced on 20 July.

Follow this event on Twitter via @StAnzaPoetry and/or #DigitalSlam

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Get ready for the StAnza Digital Slam! Starting 29 June

Friday 15 June 2012, 13:41

During StAnza back in March, one of our followers on Twitter commented that it would have been nice to have been able to attend our Open Mic in person and to make up for it, sent us a poem online.

The festival has a reputation for developing ideas for online events. With a Skype slam and a day-long digital festival, Distant Voices, in our back catalogue, the opportunity had come to try something new and different. Out of one small tweet, an idea was born.

While the Olympic torch was wending its way through Scotland this week, we thought we should get into the spirit of things and launch a competition for poetic champions, such as our friend on Twitter, to take part in. So StAnza is holding a brand new digital slam competition to start on 29th June. There’s plenty of time to polish those poems and limber up the vocal chords for our online alternative to traditional open mics and slams.

We will be announcing more details nearer the time, but here’s an outline of what’s involved – as competitions go, it’s unique:

To enter, all you have to do is record an audio/video file of your poetry performance and upload it onto YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, AudioBoo or other online platform. Then send a URL to our designated email address, which we will make available from 29th June to 6th July.  So put that date in your calendar.

Our judges will then make a shortlist and these entries will be posted on the StAnza blog for the online audience to view and then cast their votes, using our dedicated voting link. Voting will be from midday 13 to midday 16 July. The winner will be announced on 16 July and we will post the winning recording on our blog, along with a second one on 20 July. In the spirit of slams the world over, we will award a mystery prize that will be of little monetary value but totally covetable. And we will showcase the winner’s two recordings on all our other media platforms.

We'll post full entry details - rules and stuff - next week, so keep checking the blog and our social media!

You can follow this event on Twitter via @StAnzaPoetry and/or #DigitalSlam and Facebook

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Digital Open Mic showcases Fife talent

Sunday 12 September 2010, 23:05

The Cyber Slam on Saturday was followed by Fife’s Risk-a-Verse Open Mic, which included live and Skyped contributions from poets, most either living in Fife or with Fife connections. Like the Cyber Slam, the Open Mic was webcast and the afternoon was studded with poetic gems. The poets taking part were: Andrew Ferguson (pictured above, who appeared via Skype), Etta Dunn, Andy Jackson, Lyn Moir, Colin Will, Anne Connolly, Milton Balgoni, Eddie Gibbons, Iain Gray, Anna Stewart, Brian Johnstone, Ali ‘Harlequinade’ Maloney, Robin Cairns, Eleanor Livingstone, Kevin Cadwallander.

The return of some of the  Cyber Slammers to the mic rounded off  a highly successful afternoon, proof of what a digital celebration of poetry offers.

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