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The ICNA-MAS Annual Convention team invites the Muslim Youth to showcase its talent at the Spoken Word Competition. We’ve organized an event based on the theme of the convention,  “HEALING HUMANITY: LESSONS FROM ISLAM”. We wish you the best of luck, and we are excited to experience the talent of Muslim Youth In shaa Allah.

  • THEME:     HEALING HUMANITY: LESSONS FROM ISLAM
  • Room:  158AB  Saturday, April  20 at 3:35 – 5:00 pm
  • ALLOTED TIME:  3 mins max – MUST be relevant to this year’s theme of the convention
  • A short bio (for us to introduce you to the stage with)
  •  Your name, and age (participants must be over the age of 14)
  • JUDGEMENT CATEGORIES
    • PERFORMANCE / DELIVERY / STAGE PRESENCE (30)
    • WRITING STYLE / CREATIVITY / STRUCTURE (30)
    • SUBJECT RELEVANCE (20 POINTS)
    • APPROPRIATE: CONTENT / PHYSICAL APPEARANCE (20 POINTS)
  • TIME DEDUCTIONS :
    • FIRST 10 SECONDS (4 POINT DEDUCTION)
    • 30 SECONDS (7 POINT DEDUCTION)
    • 45 SECONDS (10 POINT DEDUCTION)
    • 1 MIN (DISQUALIFIED)
  • INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT : 
    • FIRST TIME (5 POINT DEDUCTION)
    • SECOND TIME (10 POINT DEDUCTION)
    • THIRD TIME (DISQUALIFIED)
  • DIVISIONS
    • 16 AND UNDER
    • 17 and up
    • (1ST & SECOND)
  • CONTENT SUBMISSION : 
    • MUST SUBMIT POEMS (submission link coming soon)
    • DEADLINE IS April 17, 2019 by 11:45 pm (may close earlier if reach full capacity)
    • TOP TEN WRITTEN POEMS FROM EACH DIVISION SELECTED
    • CONTESTANTS MUST ATTEND INTERVIEW/ORIENTATION AT CONFERENCE BEFORE COMPETITION/
    • PLEASE BRING 3 PRINTED COPIES OF YOUR POEM FOR JUDGES

Please keep in mind that performers focus only on spoken word; no singing or instruments in the competition.

If you have any questions, or would like more info, just shoot us an email at: info.thestrangers@gmail.com and we will get back to you ASAP

*** Winner gets to performs at the entertainment session***