How can I compete in CIPS? 

How do I know if I am eligible to participate in CIPS?

Eligibility note for Spoken Word series:

In order for Spoken word series to be eligible to have a representative, they need to be able to demonstrate activity in either 2022-23. This could be through past events, programming, etc. We want to honour existing spoken word series.

What do I need to compete in CIPS?


  • If you are not able to be in Vancouver:
  • Access to internet to participate in online live streaming events through zoom
  • Device: mobile device (phone/tablet) or laptop/computer that has a functioning video camera, audio mic/speakers,


  • Competing poets MUST be available for ALL of CIPS dates.

Google form for registration for series poets is here:


Here is the google form to register yourself as a storm poet for CIPS