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11th Private & International School Fair in Kuala Lumpur

Introducing the PISF Poetry Slam 2018!

The first ever PISF Poetry Slam will take place during the 11th Private & International School Fair in Kuala Lumpur on 23 and 24 June 2018.

A poetry slam is a competition where participants perform and recite original work. The PISF Poetry Slam 2018 aims to promote the creative use of the English language through the medium of poetry. The competition is also a platform to showcase the talent of young students in writing and performing!

Terms and Conditions: Round 1 (Online Submission)

All participants of the PISF Poetry Slam 2018 agree to abide by the following rules, terms and conditions.

  1. The PISF Poetry Slam 2018 is open to students from the ages of 9 to 14.

  2. There will be two categories, Category A (9 to 11 years old) and Category B (12 to 14 years old).

  3. Individuals who are interested to participate in the competition must fill up the registration form on the PISF website.

  4. Each participant can submit a maximum of two poems. The poems must be submitted in the registration form itself.

  5. Poems must be original works of the participant. Previously published and self-published poems are not allowed.

  6. The poem must convey the theme, Reimagining School/Education, effectively.

  7. The poem must not exceed 300 words.

  8. The poem must be written in English.

  9. The poem will be judged based on language, title, neatness, style and vocabulary.

  10. The submission deadline is 5pm, 21 May 2018 (Monday).

  11. Shortlisted participants* will be contacted via email on 1 June 2018 (Friday).

  12. Each participant must reply to the email to confirm their participation in the PISF Poetry Slam 2018 by 8 June 2018 (Friday).

*Shortlisted participants will be invited to compete at the PISF Poetry Slam 2018 at the 11th Private & International School Fair on 23 & 24 June 2018. Candidates in Category A will compete on 23 June 2018. Candidates in Category B will compete on 24 June 2018.

Click here to register for the PISF Poetry Slam 2018! 

Terms and Conditions: Round 2 (On-site Competition)

All participants of the PISF Poetry Slam 2018 agree to abide by the following rules, terms and conditions.

Registration

  1. Participants must verify their registration on the day of the contest from 11.15am onwards by bringing along their proof of identity.

  2. Participants must be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent.

Performance

  1. Participants must be dressed in smart casual attire. No shorts or slippers are allowed.

  2. Participants are not allowed to use props, costumes or musical instruments.

  3. The order of performance is selected at random.

  4. Participants must recite their poem from memory.

  5. Each participant is given three minutes for the performance. A 30-second grace period is given before the performance for sound check. Points will be deducted from the final score for exceeding the time limit.

  6. Participants will be scored based on level of preparedness, volume and emotion, fluency and clarity, body language and eye contact as well as poetic conventions.

  7. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges on the same day. The judges’ decisions are final.

  8. All participants must be present for the prize-giving ceremony for their respective categories. The prize-giving ceremony will be held on the same day.

Prizes

Categories A & B

1st prize: RM1,500

2nd prize: RM1,000

3rd prize: RM500