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SLAMbassadors is The Poetry Society’s national youth poetry slam championships. Each year we search for the next generation of spoken word artists, rappers and MCs.

2018’s programme has been launched and this year we’re offering opportunities to rising spoken word stars, rappers, MCs and performers aged 13-18, and 13-25. To find out more, visit the SLAMbassadors website.

Watch the winners of the 2017 SLAMbassadors competition for inspiration.

Workshop programme

SLAMbassadors also runs a targeted workshop programme in education settings across the country. These sessions aim to engage young people with poetry and uncover new talent.

Find out more about how to have spoken word workshops in your education settingread what our workshop participants say, or find out about our work in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

I was drifting. SLAMbassadors picked me up, and dropped me down with a newfound zeal and confidence… I felt powerful for maybe the first time in my life.

SLAMbassadors participant