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30 - Jun
(Nearby Event: Arts & Theater)
Where:Hatter Sports Lounge, 842 East New York Avenue, Deland, Florida, United States
Hatter's Sports Lounge, MainStreet Art & Culture Slam, and Creative Happiness Institute present THE SUMMER SLAM! There will also be an open mic afterwards! Up to 20 poets can register to compete for a total of $700 in prize money on June 30th 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Hatter's Sports Lounge in DeLand, FL. 1st Place is $4002nd Place is $2003rd Place is $100Poets must perform original work. with no music or props. Time limit is 3 minutes, with a 10 second grace period. A half point time penalty will be applied for every 10 seconds or part of 10 seconds beyond that point. Time begins when poet begins speaking or engages the audience. All rulings by our timekeeper are final. Scoring will be done by 5 judges, with the highest and lowest score thrown out and the middle three scores added. For this event, the first 20 poets who pay the entrance fee will compete. You may register to compete three different ways: at http//:www.creativehappiness.org or enter via CashApp ($Noirjente) or PayPal ([email protected]). It's $15 to register (this fee is not refundable). General Admission is free, but we humbly ask that you patronize the establishment by indulging yourself in the fine fare and potables available for purchase. The open mic is free for all performance artists! Open mic performers who use a prerecorded musical accompaniment and need to be sure the format is compatible should email in advance. The slam competition will be 2 rounds done in three parts, with the first round divided into 2 parts. Order in every round will be by random draw. The 3 highest scores from among poets 1 thru 10 will advance to the final round. The 3 highest scores from among poets 11 thru 20 will advance.to the final round. Southern Fried Poetry Slam rules for slam performance apply. It will be clean slate scoring in the final round. Any ties in any round will be settled by a head-to-head slam consisting of 1-minute poems. Poets tying in final round may agree to split prize money, but they will be r
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