INVERSE

General rules:

  • This event is all about presenting the spoken word. Blank verses or meters, first love or breakup poem, humourous poems or melancholic ones, we are on the lookout for all styles of poetry.
  • Regionals for InVerse, the Poetry Slam event, shall be held in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Goa.
  • The contestants will have to perform in the English language only.
  • Each poet must only perform original work that he/she has written.
  • The poet may not use props, costumes or musical instruments.
  • Vulgarity for vulgarity’s sake will be penalised.

Event rules:

Eliminations:

  • At the time of online registration, which will open a few weeks before the event, the participant will have to submit their poems online. Not more than 20 will be selected from each city.
  • Each poet gets 3 minutes to read out their poems. A 10 second grace period after the 3:00 mark will be given.
  • After 3:10 mark, a penalty of -0.5 is added to the score for every 10 seconds over time.
  • The number of contestants chosen to go through to the Finals will depend on the total number of contestants in the city.

Finals

  • The finals will be held in BITS Goa during Waves 2018.
  • Each poet gets 3 minutes to read out their poems. A 10 second grace period after the 3:00 mark will be given.
  • After the 3:10 mark, a penalty of -0.5 is added to the score for every 10 seconds over time.

Judging:

  • The judges will give each poem a score from 0 to 10, with 10 being the highest or “perfect” score. They will be encouraged to use one decimal place in order to preclude the likelihood of a tie.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final and absolute