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SLAMbassadors is the national youth poetry slam championships.

Each year we search for the next generation of spoken word artists, rappers and MCs.


The winners of the 2016 SLAMbassadors competition have been announced. Please visit SLAMbassadors  for more information.

This year’s judge was poet Lemn Sissay, who along with artistic director Joelle Taylor had the tough task of picking winners.

Entries are already being accepted for the 2017 SLAMbassadors national youth slam. To find out how you can enter the competition, visit the SLAMbassadors site.

Workshop programme

SLAMbassadors also runs a targeted workshop programme in education settings across the country. These sessions aim to engage young people with poetry and uncover new talent.

Find out more about how to have SLAMbassadors workshops in your education settingread what our workshop participants say, or find out about our work in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

I was drifting. SLAMbassadors picked me up, and dropped me down with a newfound zeal and confidence… I felt powerful for maybe the first time in my life.

SLAMbassadors participant