THURSDAYS, DECEMBER 2 - 16, 2021

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Enter the Poetry Slam

Art is meant to be appreciated. A slam helps audiences appreciate the artists and the art a little bit more. 

Skyline Rooftop Poetry Slam MKE 2021
 

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DETAILS 

COURTIER HOUSE IS PUTTING TOGETHER OUR FIRST POETRY SLAM | OUR FOCUS IS RAISING AUDIENCE EXCITEMENT ABOUT THE ART AND ARTISTS IN MILWAUKEE

Cash Prizes  starts at  $500.00 + undetermined amount through crowd funding and sponsors

Win a seat on our MKE  Spoken Word Slam Team, touring, competing regionally and nationally

Slam Dates

DEC 2 -

Round 1 - Up to (25) poets will compete with a time limit of 3 Minutes.

Round 2 -  Only (20) poets make it to the 2nd Round and will have a time limit of 2 minutes.

Challenge Round 1 - The (6) participants with the lowest scores will compete in a power round with a  time limit of 3 minutes. only 1 out of the 6 will move on to the next slam date and rounds. 


DEC 9 -

Round 3 - (15) poets will compete with a time limit of 3 minutes.

Challenge Round 2 - The (5) participants with the lowest scores compete with a time limit of 2 minutes, to move on to Round 4. Only the 2 with highest scores from the Challenge Round will advance.

Round 4 - (12) Poets will compete with a time limit of 2 mins and 30 secs.

Challenge Round 3 - the (5) participants with the lowest scores will compete with a 1 minute time limit and only 1 will advance to the next slam date and rounds to compete with the remaining 7. 


DEC 16 - FINALS  
6 rounds of excitement

Round 5 - 4 minute time limit - only 6 move on 
Round 6- 3 minute time limit - only 5 move on
Round 7 - 3 minute time limit - only 3 move on 
Round 8 - 2 minute time limit - only 2 move on 
Final Challenge Round- the lowest scorer from round 9 can challenge 2nd lowest scorer, if not, we move on to the last round!

Round 9 - only two left - 5 minute time limit - only one can win
1st place. 

 

MEET YOUR JUDGES

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​Castiel - -Influencer with Courtier House, Model

​T. Ross- -Influencer, Model, Comedian, & Host

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Jori- -Skyline Poetry Supporter 

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JuJu- -Influencer & Model

Judging and Scoring 

Each night, there will be no more than (5) judges. Courtier house selects up tp (4) of it's influencers to judge the slam, however only (3) will Judge each event night, which can be any 3 of the (4). 

Each night (2) audience members will be selected to join the judges. Selections may be per raffle or by choice made by hosts. 

Scoring is done on a 1.0 - 10.0 scale and scores are monitored and kept by Courtier House's personnele; Jeffrey McAlister, Niyoka Winston, and Brandy T.  - Slammer's highest scores and lowest scores from the judges are disregarded, basing each participant's final score on the middle remaining scores. 

Each round will have a time limit and a set amount of points from scores will be deleted for every 30 seconds a participant goes over time limit

Preparation Dates

  • 11/16/2021

  • 11/30/2021

Join us to prepare for the slam.  Hear from experienced slammers, work on your material or performance  with a support coach

COACHES

Coaches are experienced slammers and performers. Coaches will be in attendance at the two prep dates to offer advice and stories about their experience to all slammers. Coaches are NOT mandated to coach privately, however all have committed to coach one on one if asked and only around their availabilities. 

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Mario - Experienced Poet and 
Slammer

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Blue Lotus - Experienced Poet and Slammer

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Spitfire- Experienced Poet and 
Slammer

​Ms. Tee- Experienced Poet and 
Slammer

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​Darling Nikki- Experienced Poet and Slammer

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Shelly- Experienced Poet and Slammer

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Bobby Drake- Experienced Poet and Slammer

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Xzavier - Experienced Poet and Slammer

PRIZES

First and Second place are awarded to Slam Kings/Queens and have selection authority to establish their national slam team, awarded $500 or more in cash prizes and $1000 PR, marketing & promotions deal from Courtier House. 

Third place - $500 PR, marketing & promotions 
deal from Courtier House and automatically gain a seat on the Slam Team. 

Selected Slam team will tour, challenging other cities, and compete in regional and national slam competitions across the United States.  

LEARN HOW OUR  PR & MARKETING STRATEGIES CAN HELP YOU WIN WITH OTHERS

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