I am the Slam Master for a new Slam in Saginaw, Michigan. We have had our six shows this season, have a regional team going to Rustbelt Regionals in Columbus Ohio June1-3 and have gathered our stuff to get "certified" by PSI -- but I'm still confused about whether or not we will be able to register for Nationals or not. We would like to. We are going to be "certified" this week.
Hi JodiAnn! Welcome! You should be able to register as a "registered" slam. Please contact Abbey Ehn at firstname.lastname@example.org
and she can fill you in and help you out.
I know we have to be registered for Nationals by June 1st -- but, I'm confused by the mention of the "Two Wins and You're in" requirement for Nationals. Does this mean we have to WIN two regional slams in order to represent Saginaw at Nationals? Or what? What does "Two Wins and You're in" mean???
The short answer is: you do NOT have to participate in Win and You're In to go to NPS. That system is simply to figure out how to structure the waiting list (if one exists) for getting into NPS.
The most current rules that help clarify this issue are in this thread under PSi Member Files:http://www.poetryslam.com/forum/index.php?topic=1803.0
I did notice that you posted in this thread
that you can't see the SlamMaster forum. You should also have access to the PSi Members forum, which you can gain access to by posting here: http://www.poetryslam.com/forum/index.php?topic=627.465
Once you get access, you will be able to get to the rulebook and see a host of other topics.
I don't want to waste our time and money scrambling to get certified and register for Nationals this year if we can't register anyway so please help!! : )
Let me know if you have any more questions. You can private message me, as well.
& I apologize if I posted to the wrong forum or the wrong person -- this forum is the most confusing thing I have ever seen -- and I have taught online writing classes in several different platforms for over 10 years so that's sayin' something. Thanks for whatever help anyone can be!! Thank you! -Slam Master JodiAnn, Saginaw
No problem. It sounds like you probably don't have access to a lot of areas that would help answer these questions, so that's the first step. We are here to help if things continue to be confusing.
Hope that helps, and welcome, again!