Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Spoken Word 2017 ​ Call for Submissions ​ €500 Cash Prize




 Do you have a passion for writing and performing? Whether you are a seasoned performer or a spoken word novice, the Westport Arts Festival and Irish literary magazine Cold Coffee Stand invite you to submit a video of your strongest work to their inaugural Spoken Word 2017.



Submissions should run no more than 10 minutes of performance time per piece. Performers can submit up to three entries. The Cold Coffee selection panel will consider the spoken word in any genre, provided it is the work of a single performer and does not exceed the time limit. The first entry will cost €10, for two entries the cost is €15 and €20 for three.

Closing date for submissions is Sunday September 10th. A shortlist of five finalists will be announced on Thursday 14th September. The finalists must be available to perform their submitted work in Westport on Friday September 29 at the inaugural Cold Coffee Stand Spoken Work Slam at the Gallery Wine Bar at 8pm


Use the form below to upload your details. Submit the links to your video submission and pay your entry fee. Links should be to your own website or to a publicly accessible format on a video hosting site such as Vimeo or Youtube. Please note Entries will only be accepted using the form below.

The best received performance on the night awarded a €500 cash prize.

All submissions, whether or not they make the shortlist, will be published on the Cold Coffee Stand website -Click on their icon to see what's in the mix!


Competition Rules


Entries must be the entrant’s own work.


Performances should last for no more than 10 minutes


You may enter up to three performance links provided entries are accompanied by the appropriate fees


The Cold Coffee Stand panel of adjudicators will not enter into any correspondence concerning the shortlist


More Info here



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