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Keats with Beats

Anything. Can be a slam. If you say it like this

  • Event Type : Solo

  • Who can participate : Grades 7, 8

  • Maximum number of participants in the event  : 20

  • Maximum number of participants per school : 2

  • Number of rounds : 1

Event description:

  • Participants will ponder on the chosen topic for a given period of time, after picking up their topics from the given lot, then pen down their thoughts into poetry, followed by a lively and engaging presentation

  • Preparation time given would be 10 mins; Composition- 15 mins; Presentation-3 mins (10 secs buffer)

  • Poems on the chosen topic should be an original creation by the participant

  • Participants are not permitted to use props during their performance

  • No musical accompaniment or musical instruments may be used when performing, but the poet is allowed to sing, clap, hum, or make noise with the mouth or tap his/her feet

  • Unrhyming narrative formula, traditional theatrical devices including shifting voices and tones may be used. Boundaries of the format can be stretched with tap-dancing or beatboxing or using highly choreographed movements.

  • The spoken words should not be vulgar/explicit/offensive by any means. The composition must not be derogatory towards any ethnic group, religion or individual. It needs to be appropriate for a school-level event.

  • Plagiarising will lead to immediate disqualification

Judging Criteria

  • Originality

  • Stage presence (confidence, body language, expressions, enthusiasm, style, volume)

  • Creativity

  • Relevance to the topic

  • Rhythm

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