The Norwegian Poetry Slam Championship brings various expressions together, live from stage, and this creates a spontaneous interaction between participants and the audience. Participants must present their own texts within a maximum of three minutes, and without props. Juries in the audience award points to participants based on their performance skills.
Foreningen !les initiated the first Norwegian Poetry Slam Championship in 2005. We arrange the semi-finals in collaboration with local literary festivals. Every year, in November, the final is arranged in Oslo. A workshop for the Slam-finalists is arranged in advance of the final. The winner is invited to participate in the European Poetry Slam Championship and the Poetry Slam World Championship.
This project is run by Foreningen !les (Norway).