Call for Poet Performers for Poetry Slam

The City of Mississauga is seeking poet performers to compete in our 5th Annual Poetry Slam. This year’s competition will take place on April 24, 2024, at the Living Arts Centre in RBC Theatre.

This opportunity is open to Mississauga-based poets and spoken word artists aged 14 to 24.


Artists are invited to complete a submission package to be considered for the Poetry Slam. Submissions must include original content only. Applicants can only perform a poem they have written themselves.

Submissions will be accepted until April 8, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. EST.

Review the full submission requirements (pdf).

Submit your application

Selection Criteria

Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee made up of City staff and Mississauga’s Poet Laureates using the following criteria:

  • Artistic merit and quality
  • Appropriateness to the venue/program goals
  • Age-appropriate (suitable for a family audience)

Poetry Slam

The Poetry Slam will be scored and prizes will be offered to the top three poets. There will be three judges scoring based on content, delivery, and impact.

Learn more in the Official Contest Rules (pdf).


For more information, email