What is a SLAM?


Basically a poetry slam is the competitive art of Performance Poetry! We base our rules on the Australian Poetry Slam.

Slam contestants are given a microphone, a live audience and just two minutes to impress the judges with their original spoken word, poetry, hip hop, monologues and stories.

Five judges are picked randomly by the MC. After each performance, judges hold up score cards using a 1- 10 scale, with 10 being the highest.

Of the five scores for each poet, only the middle three scores are counted. The judges’ decisions are final!

At the Perth Slam the winner takes the door!