Poetry Rivals 2016

Taking poetry from the page to the stage!

Competition Final - What to Expect

The 2016 slam final will be held in 2017, where the 30 shortlisted finalists will perform their poem in front of a live audience and professional judging panel.


The slam final will be hosted by Mark Grist along with our other guest judges. Mark and the other judges will take to the stage to perform throughout the evening. The slam final promises to be a night of fun, laughter and entertainment.


Burning Eye BooksThe slam champion will be crowned on the night and once they have been awarded the top prize of a pamphlet publishing contract with Burning Eye Books, they will then get the chance to meet all the judges and the host, Mark Grist.


As a shortlisted finalist you will be given a ticket to the slam final for yourself and the option to purchase additional tickets for friends and family members.


Slam final tickets will be available once the venue has been confirmed. Finalists will be able to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Full details will be provided to the finalists.