Young Steel Teen Poetry Championship Registration

So you want to win $150, a feature at the Steel City Slam, and the title of Pittsburgh’s first ever teen champion?


  • Poet must have 3 poems
  • Each poem under 3 minutes in length
  • Poet must be original author of works
  • No accompaniment, musical or otherwise
  • No props during performance
  • No hate speech
  • No duos, trios, or any group pieces allowed
  • Must be 13-19 years old on date of competition

Register to Compete

Competition is first-come, first-served. Must register to compete, although any open slots will be available for onsite registration. Registration is free. All competing poets should arrive at event at 3PM.