Teen poetry slam competition invites youth

Posted on Feb 17 2020

The Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence will be hosting Teen Poetry Slam 2020 on Feb. 28, starting at 6pm, at the Hyatt Regency Saipan.

This event is intended to raise awareness during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in February 2020 and is open to ages 13 to 19. To participate, sign up by Feb. 19, 2020.

Those ages 13-19 are invited to perform their original poetry about teen dating violence and/or healthy relationships at NMCADSV’s Teen Poetry Slam competition. Those interested in competing must submit their poems and contact information for review to info@EndViolenceNMI.org before or by 11:59pm on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.

Poem submissions must include the contestant’s full name, age, name of school, and contact number(s). Submissions may be sent within the body of the email, as a Word document, or as a PDF to info@EndViolenceNMI.org

Poems and performances will be judges on the following criteria: quality of writing; entertainment value of the poem; connection to the audience; and relevance to Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Note that poems must not contain real name or profanity, and performances should not be longer than five minutes. Contestants will also be performing one poem in either the 13-15-year- old division, or the 16-19-year-old division. To be eligible for awards, contestants must present their own poem as originally submitted, with no changes or additions to the written content.

For more information, contact the Northern Marianas Coalition against Domestic & Sexual Violence at (670) 234-3878 or email info@EndViolenceNMI.org. (PR)

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