St Genesius Invitational

2023 — Asynchronous, GA/US

Original Spoken Word Poetry

Abbreviation OSWP
Format Speech (Supplemental)
Entry Fee $8.00
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Description: Students write and perform original poetry to express ideas, experience, or emotion through the creative arrangement of words according to their sound, their rhythm, their meaning. The delivery should be memorized. No more than 150 words of the original poetry may be direct quotation from any other speech or writing. A successful performer will craft a piece that elicits critical thought, reflection, or emotion. As opposed to traditional Poetry, Spoken Word Poetry is created to be performed aloud and may feature rhythmic flow, vivid imagery, word play, gestures, lyrical elements, and repetition

Time Limit: 5 minutes, 30 second grace period

Submission Instructions: 1 Video Through for all rounds

Rules: National Speech & Debate Association