Poets are invited to perform two poems. A poet will have 4 minutes maximum to perform both poems. The poems do not have to be connected though they will be read back-to-back.
The format and topics for the poems are:
1. One Free Verse poem as a conversation between the poet and a Jew from the past.
2. One Quatern on any topic (though poems connected to the theme of the day are encouraged).
Please note that the content of the poems must be approved by your coach and/or school administrator and that all content must be free from explicit language and content.
Winners will be chosen in the categories of “Best Poet,” “Best Poet Honorable Mention,” “Best Free Verse Poem,” “Best Quztern Poem” and “Best Presenter.”
All winners will earn plaques!
Poets will be judged based on content, presentation, creativity, adherence to theme, adherence to form, time management, and originality.