Slam Final - What to Expect
The finalists from across the competition will be invited to perform their poem at the live poetry slam final.
Each year the Poetry Rivals team try to go above and beyond making each finalist's experience the best it possibly can be. When finalists arrive they will be greeted by a friendly team member and given their welcome pack.
This pack will include tips on performing live, a copy of their poem to perform from, a certificate to mark their achievement, a slam schedule and three free copies of the publication they appear in.
Our host Mark Grist will kick-start the event and the judges will watch and score each performance. At the end of all performances, two winners will be chosen and crowned as the Poetry Rivals 2016 Champions and awarded with either their height in books (Under 12s), or the choice of an Aspiring Author Package or £500 (12 Plus)!