Australian Poetry Slam '13
Another year, another slam! The Queensland leg of the Australian Poetry Slam has now wrapped up for 2013..
After months of slamming their words across the state, finalists from heats in Blackall, Brisbane, Mackay, Rockhampton, Logan, Cairns, Goondiwindi and Moreton Bay let their words take flight at the Queensland State Final at State Library on 20 September.
Eighteen poets took to the stage to compete for the state slam championship. Two winners emerged victorious from the finals and will continue on to represent Queensland and perform at the National Finals at the Sydney Opera House on October 13. Our two winning poets are:
(Winner Brisbane Heat #1)
(Winner North Lakes Heat)
Best of luck in the National Finals Olivia and Martin! For more information on this event, visit the Australian Poetry Slam website.
Thank you to all the competitors and supporters of Poetry Slam '13. See you next year!
How does slam work?
Heat contestants are given a microphone, a live audience and just two minutes to impress the judges (selected at random at each heat) with their original spoken word, poetry, hip hop, monologues and stories.
Five judges are picked randomly by the MC from the audience. 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' decision is final!
Watch slam in action
Watch Olivia Hall-Smith, Queensland's 2013 Australian Poetry Slam State Champion performing her winning slam at the Queensland finals.
You can watch more Slam performances here.
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