How can I compete in CIPS? 

There are 2 ways to participate as a competing poet in CIPS:

Storm Poets: Every year, we offer the opportunity to poets to opt into the competition. Individual poets are invited to submit their name into a pool, and storm poet slots will be chosen by random draw. 

Your local spoken word series: Be chosen by your local/active spoken word series through their respective selection process. Submission needs to be done by the spoken word series. (i.e. Vancouver Poetry Slam holds its qualifiers, and submits the winner to CIPS)

Information for competing in CIPS 2023 will be released in January 2023.