How To Watch The Classic Slam

April 28, 2021

Classic Slam Questions?
Answered Below!

We are so excited to see everyone on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, for our 10th annual Classic Slam! It has been an honor to continue working with our schools and we are eager to share our platforms - Classic Slam LIVE and Get Lit’s Scoring app.


1. Can I watch The Classic Slam?

YES! You can watch it on Classic Slam LIVE or YouTube. We recommend logging on ten minutes before the competition starts because audience members will able to score poems live!

2. What is the process to get to the finals?

This year, all of our High School teams competed in both quarterfinal and semifinal bouts. The four highest-scoring teams moved on to the finals.

3. How many Poets are on each time?

Between four and six.

4. Are there prizes for the Poets?

Yes! And their teachers! Every teacher whose students are on the final stage will receive $1,000, every student on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place teams will receive $100, every student on the winning team will receive $500, the top-scoring poet at finals will receive $500, and the "People's Choice Award" winner will receive $500. Every student and teacher who makes the final stage will receive a pair of VANS shoes(!) and the winning team and top-scoring poets will be interviewed by Kelly Marie Tran after the show. Additionally – the sop scoring poet’s poem will be featured on an LA Billboard through Love Letters Project.

To vote for the People's Choice Award, simply log on to classicslam.org for directions at 6:50 pm PT on Saturday, May 1st where you will see the Get Lit Scoring app.