Thanks to an overwhelming response this year to SLAMbassadors UK, we have extended the deadline for uploading entries to the national slam championship to January 7th 2012!
We have had the most entries this year in our long history – and still have a couple of schools priming to send us their films through. As we want to include them in the judging, we have given all of you a little more time.
So: if you are a young poet, if you believe in the power of words to change worlds, and want to be supported in that – get in touch. Follow the links to entry process and send us your films – either on MP4 files or uploaded directly to You Tube (but remember to send us the link and the Entry Form).
2012 Decade Celebrations
2012 is a very special year for us. We will be celebrating our DECADE as the UK’s longest running youth slam – from its small London beginnings in 2002 as the Respect Slam (later, the Rise Slam) through to operating fully on a national level with the help from the BBC from 2008 onward. As such, we are planning BIG things – including a live gig featuring each winner from each year that SLAMbassadors has been spitting into the spotlight. Judge’s names plus the very special Spoken Word Icon will be released in January. Watch this space.NOTE ON FILM ENTRIES: If you have been searching for your film on You Tube and cannot find it, it may be that it cannot be uploaded due to swearing or the glorificatuion of violence, gang culture, homophobia, sexism or racism. If your film is found tio be offensive in this way it will immediately have been disqualified from the judging process. If it contains only swearing your film may have been put to one side for the judges to view. If you are worried about this, then please contact Joelle Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org