Thursday 27 October

Doors open 7pm, Slam starts 7.30pm (sharp) 
St Pauls Crypt, 
28 Symonds St, Grafton, Auckland
Tickets: $11 available through this website (top red button) or limited sales $10 on the door.

Print your own Justice Slam Flyer

Poetry slams are a form of poetry reading that are not for the faint of heart. The Justice Slam is a competitive reading for a selected number of poets to perform three different poems over three rounds. A panel of judges decides on the best performances, progressing them to the next round and eventually declare a winner. 

For the Justice Slam there are no preliminary heats leading up to the final, but you have to prove you've got what it takes to slam it with the best. To enter for the chance to compete you'll need to video yourself (quality of footage not important) performing one of your poems and submit the link as part of your entry below. All poems must touch on the subject of justice, how you define that is up to you. Entries close on Friday 7th October. Entries will be screened and the successful finalists will be notified by Thursday 13th October. 

The winner of the Justice Slam will receive:

  • Spot to perform one of your poems at the Justice Conference NZ infront of 500+ attendees
  • Bragging rights as the Inaugural Justice Slam NZ winner
  • $500 cold hard cash courtesy of our Slam sponsor Mrs Higgins 


Conditions of Entry:

All written work must be original, and be performed by the writer.
The poem recorded for entry must be one of the three prepared for the slam if selected as a finalist
Lyrics must be suitable for an all ages event and not contain explicit sexual or offensive content
Performances exceeding 3 minutes will be warned, penalised from 3 minutes 10seconds

Poems can be read in groups but not exceed four members
All entrants will need to submit a video of no more than 5 minutes length as part of their entry
Entrants will be informed by email on Thursday 13th October if they have a place in the Justice Slam on Thursday 27 October

The Justice Slam rules are inline with current NZ slam guidelines. The Justice Slam judges decision is final and cannot be reversed.
The cash prize is not tax deductible, will be paid within 30 days, and does not create any affiliation or obligation between the recipient and Mrs Higgins and/or Tearfund New Zealand and/or The Justice Conference. 
Entrants must be prepared to participate in a live to air radio interview should they receive first place
By entering, all participants give permission to be photographed and/ or filmed, and recorded/written material may be used and published for The Justice Conference promotional purposes, without restriction and with all credit associated.

Entries received after the 7th October will be considered at the judges discretion.

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