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Support Youth Artists. Judge our Brave New Voices Poetry Slams!

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In July 2023, 250 youth poets and spoken word artists will be competing in San Francisco for the title of Grand Slam Champions at the Annual Brave New Voices International Festival.

Judges are one of our most critical roles in the slam; they help determine which poets will move onto bigger stages to be heard by bigger audiences. Judges should think of themselves as encouragers of the 13-19-year-old writers. Please note that prior experience is not necessary for judging; we will provide you useful framework and guidelines to help this role become a great experience for you.

No poetry experience is necessary, just enthusiasm!

Judges (5) are needed for each round (or bout) will receive a brief training on how Youth Speaks approaches judging a Poetry Slam. The Slam host will walk you through how to judge and how to use our scorecards and will answer any questions you might have.

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About Youth Speaks


265 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, US

Mission Statement

Through the intersection of arts education and youth development practices, civic engagement strategies, and high-quality artistic presentation, Youth Speaks creates safe spaces that challenge young people to find, develop, publicly present, and apply their voices as creators of societal change.


Youth Speaks understands & believes that the power, insight, creativity, & passion of young people can change the world, Youth Speaks has long been recognized for innovative arts education & youth development practices. Founded in San Francisco in 1996, Youth Speaks launched comprehensive programs for teens in & out of school, producing the first youth poetry slam in the nation in 1997, before launching national programs like the Brave New Voices Festival in 1998. Youth Speaks sustains an integrated series of programs, performances, and convenings that engage tens of thousands of youth locally, and hundreds of thousands nationally and globally. We continue to provide responsive and accessible programming during Covid-19 through online workshops, residencies, open mics, special events, campaigns, and publications.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community


Sat Jul 22, 2023
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM


265 Shotwell StreetSan Francisco, CA 94110



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