‘Change Starts With YOU’
Video Poetry Slam

Change Starts with YOU Video Poetry Slam

Australian Poetry Slam Youth (APS Youth) and Clean Up Australia (CUA) want to get your message to the world.

Calling all youth groups and high schools! Write, record and upload a two minute video of your awesome spoken-word poem with the theme ‘Change Starts With YOU’.

We want to showcase your group’s poetic skills and promote your ideas about making a positive impact on the environment.

The comp is class or group based. This means one entry per class/youth group.

Develop your poem as a team, whether there are three or thirty of you!

TO ENTER:

  • Create a two minute poem with your youth group or high school using the theme 'Change Starts With YOU'.

  • Record a video of your poem being performed and upload it to YouTube.

  • Submit to the APS Facebook page through Woobox.

PRIZES:

  • Your poem features as a live performance or video at the 2019 APS Youth - Sydney Final in May.

  • An official APS Youth Workshop for your group or class.

  • Your poem is used for Clean Up Australia Day 2020.

THE JUDGES:

  • 2019 APS Champion, Melanie Mununggurr-Williams

  • APS Founder, Miles Merrill

  • The Clean Up Australia Team

The title of 'People's Choice' will also be awarded to the poem with the most votes from the public via the APS Facebook page.

The 'People’s Choice' poem will be showcased on CUA and APS social media and websites.

ENTRIES OPEN: 1 March 2019

ENTRIES CLOSE:  29 March 2019

VOTING FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE:  12-18 April 2019

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: 22 April 2019

Please read the terms & conditions before submitting.

Head to Australian Poetry Slam’s Facebook to enter or for more information check out Clean Up Australia’s website.