Registration

Registration Opens Dec. 1st


For questions about registration please email, registration@youngchicagoauthors.org

For general festival questions please contact our Grand Masters Slam at   slammaster@youngchicagoauthors.org

 

2020 Team Requirements

  • Complete Registration Process online
  • Attend official festival kick-off event Crossing the Street on February 22, 2020.
  • Attend 2 Preliminary Bouts, scheduled across February 26- March 7, 2020 (each bout runs two hours)
  • 4 poets ready to perform 4 individual poems and 1 group poem (5 total) by the start of Preliminary Bouts

2020 Indy Poet Requirements

  • Complete Registration Process online
  • Attend official festival kick-off event Crossing the Street on February 22, 2020.
  • Attend 2 Preliminary Bouts, scheduled across February 26- March 7, 2020 (each bout runs two hours)
  • 1-3 poets ready to perform 1 poem each by the start of Preliminary Bouts

Most teams meet once a week, then more frequently in the week leading up to Prelims. Scholarships or sliding scale payments are available for qualifying teams or poets. Preliminary Bouts are scheduled in advance so coaches and poets can plan their transportation accordingly.


Registration for #LTAB2020 closes February 1, 2020.

For more information, visit the other LTAB tabs or email us at registration@youngchicagoauthors.org, or call (773) 486-4331.


2020 LTAB University

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS


  • Unlike the HS LTAB festival, poets need not be enrolled in school, just 18-25 years of age at the time of the slam or enrolled in college if of an age outside of 18-25.
  • Indy poets must compete with a minimum of 2 poems, each under 3 minutes in length.
  • Teams must consist of 4-10 poets and compete with a minimum of 4 poems, each under 3 minutes in length.

(poem can be solo, duo, trio or quartet)

  • For teams, poets can touch the stage more than once as long as they are not the primary author of more than one poem
  • Both Indy and Team finals will be two rounds.

REGISTRATION

Indy registration:

Early Registration 1/8-1/31($20)

Regular Registration 2/1-2/15 ($30)

Late Registration 2/16-3/1 ($40)

Team registration:

Early Registration 1/8-1/31 ($40)

Regular Registration 2/1-2/15 ($50)

Regular Registration 2/1-2/15 ($60)


LTABU COMPETITION RULES

Poet Introductions

  • INDY REQUIREMENT All poets are required to state the following before their poem is delivered:
  • Poet Name
  • Title of Poem -- if poem is untitled, then the poet must say: “This piece is untitled.”
  • TEAM REQUIREMENT All poets are required to state the following before their poem is delivered:
  • Poet Name/s
  • Team Name
  • Title of Poem -- if poem is untitled, then the poet must say: “This piece is untitled.”
  • OPTIONAL To encourage community and positive energy in the space poets may engage with the audience in a brief call and response prior to beginning their piece

Indy Bout Structure

  • Prelims - Poets will participate in a bout draw before the start of each bout to determine the order of the first round.
  • In the Second Round the poet’s order will be determined by their scores, they will go in descending order (meaning whoever scored highest will go first)
  • Prelims are accumulative
  • Finals are not accumulative

Team Bout Structure

  • Prelims - A representative from each team will participate in a bout draw before the start of each bout to determine the order in which their team will perform. Teams will draw A, B, C, or D and perform in the following order:
    • Round 1: ABCD
    • Round 2: BCDA
    • Round 3: CDAB
    • Round 4: DABC
  • Both prelims and Finals for teams are accumulative

LTABU 2019 will take place from March 27th, 2019- March 29th, 2020. Early Registration ($20) runs from January 8th-31st, regular registration ($30) runs from February 1st-15th, and late registration ($40) runs from February 16th-March 1st. You can read the rules for LTABU 2019 by clicking here:

Rule Update LTABU 2019

Registration for LTABU closes March 15, 2019.

For more information, visit the other LTAB tabs or email us at registration@youngchicagoauthors.org, or call (773) 486-4331.