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Poetry Slam

Read your original poem in the Poetry Slam!

Creative Writing teachers: Enter your finest poets in the Poetry Slam contest, part of the Student Showcase competitive exhibit.

The Fine Print

Got questions? Here is more information on this contest.

Students will do the competing, but teachers must do the entry. This contest is open to all creative writing classes and clubs in San Diego County, grades 7-12.

Poems must be original (composed by the entrant who is reading it), three minutes long maximum. Language must be family-friendly. No props or costumes. Please see the Contest Information for more.

Ribbons for first, second and third place.

This contest has no processing fee, and participants will get free admission to the Fair on the contest date.

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4207.

Entry Information

Entry materials available: Mid-February, 2019.
Registration deadline: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Contest date
: Wednesday, June 5,  2019.

Contest Info & Entry Form (hidden)

Read your original poem in our new Poetry Slam!

Creative Writing teachers: Enter your finest poets in our new Poetry Slam contest, part of the Student Showcase competitive exhibit.

Be creative at the Tin Cup Coffee House!

Can’t participate in the competition? Register your students to read their original work in the Tin Cup Coffee House, part of the Student Showcase competitive exhibit.

Times and dates for the Tin Cup performances are 1:00-4:00PM, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in June (June 7 & 8, 13-15 and 20-22). Teachers must register students by Friday, May 25.

Tin Cup Info and Registration

The Fine Print

Got questions? Here is more information on this contest.

Students will do the competing, but teachers must do the entry. This contest is open to all creative writing classes and clubs in San Diego County, grades 7-12.

Poems must be original (composed by the entrant who is reading it), three minutes long maximum. Language must be family-friendly. No props or costumes. Please see the Contest Information for more.

Ribbons for first, second and third place.

This contest has no processing fee, and participants will get free admission to the Fair on the contest date.

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4207.

Entry Information

Poetry Slam: Wednesday, June 6,  2018
Tin Cup Coffee House, Student Showcase Exhibit

Registration deadline: Registration is closed for this contest. The Info/Entry Form has been left online for participants.

Poetry Slam Info and Entry Form

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