Brave New Voices 2013. Poetry Slam Application

Please fill out this application if your local youth poetry slam team wants to participate in the International Youth Poetry Slam as part of the Brave New Voices Festival August 7-11, 2013 in Chicago. If you want to come to Brave New Voices and not be a part of the slam, you will find that information posted here no later than March 15. This application is ONLY if you are interested in bringing a team to compete in the Slam; teams are made up of 4-6 youth and 1-2 adults.

Each team needs to fill out this form completely. If accepted, teams will be required to pay a registration fee to guarantee your spot in the Slam. These registration fees are partially subsidized by Youth Speaks, and determined by your organizational size. SUBMITTING THIS FORM DOES NOT GUARANTEE PARTICIPATION IN THE SLAM. Teams will be informed of their status after the March 15th Deadline. Determinations are made for purposes of geographic diversity. Fees range from $1250 – $2000 and cover 6 youth and 1 adult.

  • Please indicate the size of the budget of your organization, or the size of your project budget if within a larger organization.
  • Please indicate the number of young people in your local community who participated in your local poetry slam to determine your cities representative Brave New Voices Team
  • If no, please tell us a little about your organization/program and how you are serving youth in your local community.