(Must sign-up in person at the event. Sign-up list closes at 24 participants.)
Competition begins: 7:00 pm
Host: M. Ayodele Heath
Historic Roswell Cottage
972 Alpharetta Street
Roswell, GA 30075
1st- - $1000
2nd - $200
3rd - $100
4th - $50
5th - $25
NOTE TO POETS: Change in format for this year (2013 going forward)
1st round (24 poets): 1-minute time limit
2nd round (14 poets) : 2-minute time limit
3rd round: (7 poets): 3-minute time limit
4th round (3 poets): 4-minute time limit
After the 1st round, scores are wiped clean.
Then, the prizes will be given based on cumulative scores over rounds 2, 3, and 4.
What are the rules?
-Each poem must be of the poet's own construction;
-No props or musical accompaniment
-If the poet goes over time, points will be deducted from the total
score (0.5 points for each 10 seconds over the grace period);