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Louder Than a Bomb Poetry Slam



In 2013, Elocutionists will be hosting its first spoken word competition, dubbed 'Louder Than a Bomb' (named after the Chicago Poetry Slam of the same name). The competition will consist of writers either having their work performed to their specifications by readers or representing themselves in the competition with their own recordings. There may also be the possibility of two categories to enter: a category for individual slam poets and another for groups. If you are not aware of what a poetry slam is, here is a quick definition and rundown of some basic, universal rules:

A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Everyone who signs up has the opportunity to read in the first round; the lineup for subsequent rounds is determined by the judges' scores. Though rules vary from slam to slam, the basic rules are:

:bulletblue: Each poem must be of the poet's own construction or the result of a collaboration of two or more poets.
:bulletblue: Each poet gets three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem. If the poet goes over time, points will be deducted from the total score.
:bulletblue: The poet may not use props, costumes or musical instruments;
:bulletblue: Of the scores the poet received from five selected judges (0-10), the high and low scores are dropped and the middle three are added together.

We will, of course, be modifying these rules as needed so as to make a more enjoyable experience for everyone. To make this competition a reality though, we need your support!


How can I help?



There are a lot of ways to help! You can:

:bulletblue: Suggest ways for us to modify the contest for deviantART
:bulletblue: Donate points to Nichrysalis or disrhythmic
:bulletblue: Join Elocutionists and find out what we're all about
:bulletblue: Submit work to our favorites folder to be read by our readers
:bulletblue: Offer to help organize and run the contest
:bulletblue: Tell us if you would like to be a judge or if you think the entire audience should judge
:bulletblue: Let us know if you would like to participate, either by recording yourself, or having someone read your work for you!

:iconslipperyhugplz: The Elocutionists team
In 2013, #Elocutionists will be hosting its first spoken word competition, dubbed 'Louder Than a Bomb.' To make this competition a reality though, we need your support!
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skippyfly Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it would be cool to have both Judges and the audience choose, you should have points for audience reaction. I would love to participate!
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ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
Are they doing it in person or what?
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Ouh this sounds amazing! I'm afraid I can't offer much =(

Would I be able to enter by having my piece read, as well as reading it/other pieces myself? :)

I think there should be judges, and an audience voting x) Maybe have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Public Votes Winner?
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Writer
Sounds cool. I'd be willing to enter or to judge, whichever is needed. I'm happy to donate points as well. I'll see what I have in terms of poems that would be good for the favorites folder.
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you're willing to help. :) It's great to see so much support for the project.
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Writer
yeah, it sounds really cool Nic. I've been meaning to get involved in this group for awhile now. btw - i had left a question last night on the group profile - i have a couple of questions about how to enter the contest. If I make a recording, do I just place the link on the piece and submit it to the Read by Members folder? Are the rules to enter the contest different?
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The contest hasn't begun yet, we are planning it for sometime in March. In the meantime, if you do a recording, then yes, you can submit it to the read by members folder. Hope this helps. :)
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Writer
That clears it up, thanks.
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Writer
I mean "..where do I find out how often a person can submit work?" :icondownarrowplz:
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Writer
Where do I donate points? In notes to ^NicSwaner or *disrhythmic? Or is there a donation widget somewhere?

And here do I find out how many pieces can be submitted a day/week/month?
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