Words of Wight: My Island Life

Isle of Wight Spoken Word Competition


What is it?

Aged between 4 – 19 yrs? Wasssnt to have some fun in the School Holidays. Then why not take a video of you or your friends performing a 3 minute piece of poetry or prose using a phone, tablet or camera and send it in to us. You could win a coveted IOW Day award and perform at Island’s Got Talent.

Entries will be divided into 4 age groups:

4-7 years group and individual

8-11 years group and individual

12-15 years group and individual

16-18 years group and individual

Individual or team entries. It must be your own composition with the title My Island Life. The performance is as important as the composition

One winner will be chosen in each age group and will receive a trophy. The group or individual deemed to be the overall winner will perform at Island’s got Talent on 23/09/17.

Register your entry below


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Spoken Word?

Performance of poetry and prose (focusing on word play, intonation and inflection) without music. The performance is as important as the content.

Work should be based on the theme My Island Life

It can include:

Short prose Rhymed prose
Poem Haiku
Limericks Ode
Rap MCing
and anything else within the broad definition of prose and poetry performed aloud. Poetry slam competitions give a great idea of what can be created.

Time limit of 3 minutes. Entries should preferably be filmed or audio recorded and uploaded to our website.


Entries by 31st August 2017

Winners announced 5th September 2017

The overall winner will perform at Island’s got Talent 23rd September 2017


All entrants will receive an IOW day certificate

The winners will receive a trophy to keep