On the night - one first prize of $20 cash or $25 voucher to spend at the venue. The top ten winners over one year will be published in an Art Bar chapbook. There will be a run off competition if there are more than 10 winners within one year.
There are two aspects to judging:
The poem you submit will be assessed by an anonymous published poet and account for 50% of your total score. After you have read your poem, the audience appreciation (applause) will be measured on a decibel meter for 15 seconds - the higher the decibel count the higher the score - the other 50% of your score.
The decision of the your Art Bar host for the evening is final