Get Involved


The National Poetry Slam needs over 200 volunteers to be at its best, and we would love to have your help!

  • Interested in Bout Managing or MCing during the tournament?  Fill out our MC/Bout Manager Form.
  • For individuals interested in Time/Score/Merch/Door and setup week of event as well as preliminary assistance with marketing, street team, hospitality squad, etc. Please complete our Volunteer Interest Survey.
  • For all volunteer related questions contact


The National Poetry Slam is proud and grateful to have some incredible sponsors and friends in Denver, and we would be happy to have you be a part of this circle! To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail


  • How Do I sign up to compete?
    No individual competitors are accepted to the National Poetry Slam: all participants must be members of a team representing a poetry slam venue that has been certified by Poetry Slam, Inc. To learn more about that process read more here: Sending a Team to NPS
  • How old do I have to be to compete, volunteer, or watch?
    Although the minimum age for participation in the National Poetry Slam is either 18 or 21, depending on the host city, the age requirements to attend shows is determined by the policies of our hosting venues. To learn about the venues and their age requirements, please visit Slam Nuba and The Denver Mercury Slam.
  • What are the dates for the 2016 National Poetry Slam?
    August 7 – 12, 2017
  • When and where do I buy Tickets for the National Poetry Slam?
    Tickets will be available through EventBrite and Altitude Tickets.
  • If I have more questions?
    Please Contact Us.