A group of young people singing on stage.

Our poetry slam stands out for its inclusivity, providing a platform for students ranging from third to twelfth grade to showcase their talents. It’s a competitive yet supportive event where participants are evaluated on both their writing and performance skills, presenting their own original poetry. Divided into three distinct categories – elementary (3rd-5th), middle school (6th-8th), and high school (9th-12th) – participants have the opportunity to compete individually and as part of a team, doubling their chances of success. Every participant receives acknowledgment, and top performers in each category are awarded a cash prize for their outstanding achievements.


 Poetry Slam

Presented by Thank You Darlin’ Foundation at Texas Christian University
April 27, 2024

For 3rd through 12th Grade Students 
($25 for 1st Place Individual Poets and $100 for 1st Place Teams)

Registration deadline April 18th

  • Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 – 3 p.m. (Participants must check-in at 11:30 a.m.)
  • Location: TCU, Moudy Visual Arts and Communication Building
  • Address: 2805 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, room 141
  • Theme: Our suggested theme this year is Magnified. Ask your students or ask yourself what it means to be magnified. What is already magnified? What isn’t? What needs to be magnified?


Guidelines: To learn about the categories, how many students comprise a team, scoring, and other important details, please read the guidelines. 

Consent and Release Form   All participants must submit a Consent and Release Form