Australian Poetry Slam

The Australian Poetry Slam is a national competition for spoken word artists. Anyone can enter. In 2017, 50 heats will be held in towns, cities and suburbs hold slam heats, in state and territory of Australia. Cafe's, libraries, festivals, community halls, pubs and clubs host these events. Audiences award scores to each poet. The favourite poet from each heat is eligible to compete at a regional or state poetry slam final. The best from each state and territory travel to Sydney, to perform for a packed out audience at the National Final. The national slam champion wins prizes and professional gigs.


Government Partners

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Local Authority Partners


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Accountancy Partner


Venue Partners


Literary Partners

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  • Exposure to new demographics of empowered, active audiences Nationally and Internationally
  • Association with Word Travels and the artistic excellence and social responsibility represented by our brand  
  • Acknowledgement and logo placement on Word Travels website and collateral
  • Supporting National outreach literacy programs
  • Supporting professional and developing artists
  • Naming rights to prizes and events
  • Discounted workshop and training packages
  • VIP invitations to exclusive events, opening nights and innovative activities
  • Complimentary corporate tickets to Word Travels events 


If you would like explore the benefits of partnership with Word Travels, please contact us. 


Current and Past Partners:

  • Sydney Theatre Company
  • Sydney Opera House
  • ABC TV/Radio/Online  
  • Major writers’ festivals across Australia 
  • Writers’ and performing arts festivals in Asia, North America and Europe
  • All State Libraries and the National Library of Australia
  • Primary schools, high schools and universities
  • Community organisations
  • Private companies and foundations