More news about NPS today! Today is our deadline to announce the age limit for NPS 2013, and I am pleased to say...NPS 2013 will be 18+ for all registered competitors.
That means that we have enough prelim venues that allow 18+ performers to permit our tournament to include all competitors who are 18 years or older by Tuesday, August 13! Hooray!
However, we will still have some 21+ preliminary competition venues. That means that SlamMasters must make sure all under-21 members of their team are registered with PSI before July 1
, or you could be placed in a 21+ venue. Boston will NOT permit underage persons in 21+ venues, so please make sure PSI has acknowledged that you need an 18+ venue by July 1 at the very very latest... We will not be able to make exceptions or changes once you get to NPS.
Please also be advised that this means that some of our events (mostly late-night shows) will be 21+. Just like NPS 2011 in Boston, we have a goal to provide an 18+ or all-ages show in every time slot, including late-night, but some of our local venues are firm about age limits. We are working hard to provide options for everyone at all hours so we can all enjoy the full NPS experience!
Lastly, you may have questions about under-18 poets. NPS is always an adult event and so NPS 2013 will not permit any competitors who are under 18. However, we will have many all-ages day events and are working to have at least one all-ages competition event every night (Finals will definitely be all ages!), so under-18 audience will still be able to see some of the National Poetry Slam in Boston this August.
Thanks for everyone's patience on this. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to check out our website or drop me a line! You can get to me in a private message on these forums, or any of the ways linked here in our Getting In Touch thread:http://www.poetryslam.com/forum/index.php/topic,8706.0.html
Looking forward to seeing everyone soon.
Host City Director, NPS 2013