Australian Poetry Slam
Australian Poetry Slam is an annual live literary performance competition where the audience is the judge. With a nationwide round of 50 heats, the best slammers will compete to win the National Poetry Slam Final at the Sydney Opera House. The ultimate prize? An all expenses paid international tour, performing at the Byron Writers Festival and the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali.
APS has presented over 1 000 spoken word artists, bringing their words from all corners of the globe to an audience of over 20 000 within the Asia-Pacific region. As one of the largest initiatives of Word Travels, APS touches rural and urban communities in Australia, China, Indonesia and New Zealand, inspiring a love of poetry and catapulting spoken word artists onto an international stage.
This year, Solli Raphael and Jesse Oliver were crowned the first ever Co-Champions.