Our poetry slam is unique because it offers opportunities for third through twelfth-graders to participate. It is an adjudicated event where participants are judged on their abilities to write and perform their original poetry. There are three categories: elementary (3rd– 5th), middle school (6th – 8th), and high school (9th – 12th). Poets may also present an individual and team poetry performance. All participants are recognized, and first-place winners in each category receive a cash prize.


                                                                                                Thank You Darlin’ Foundation Presents 

15th Annual Voice2Youth™ Poetry Slam

Held at Texas Christian University
April 29, 2023

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

Registration deadline extended to April 5th

  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • 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
  • Fee: There is no fee for schools or organizations currently contracting our after-school program. We are requesting a $150 registration fee from other institutions (Covers up to 10 students and two teachers/coaches).
  • Theme: Our suggested theme this year is ‘Mind Over Media’

GUIDELINES – Click here: To learn about the categories, how many students comprise a team, and other important details, please read the guidelines. 

CONSENT & RELEASE – Click here: In addition a signed Consent & Release form must be submitted for each participant.


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