Delhi Poetry Slam creates opportunities for young poets to learn, experience and apply their poetry. Every year, we bring to you several unique programmes where you fully come to understand your own poetic potential with guidance from international teachers and friendly staff. We host poetry slams, literary festivals, writing contests and workshops across India. DelSlam is conveniently located at Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi.
This year Delhi Poetry Slam has introduced India's biggest poetry competition for written poets. Wingword Poetry Prize is open to all Indian nationals aged 15-24 who write poetry. The winners will receive prize money worth INR 5,00,000 and be published in a poetry book. This initiative aims to encourage aspiring poets from all over the country and provide them with an extraordinary platform to display their talent.
Participate in Wingword Poetry Prize
The national poetry competition offers a variety of cash prizes and publication in a poetry book. If you are a written poet, this is a great opportunity to display your creativity and be awarded for it.
1st Prize: INR 1,00,000
2nd Prize: INR 50,000
3rd Prize: INR 25,000
Top 30 Finalists: INR 10,000
Attend Our Unique Slam Poetry Course
DelSlam hosts Slam Poetry Courses for beginners to learn how to write and perform their poetry. The programs are held in Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi. Our enriching programs will offer you valuable tools and techniques of slam poetry, nurture your confidence and guide you to express yourself effectively.
The courses are mentored by International Slam Poets. Teenagers and youth that participate in our programs regard it as life changing experience. Something that shapes their thinking and widens their perspective.
Your time with DelSlam will allow you to meet people from all over the world in a non judgemental space; learn and celebrate spoken word with them. Join our courses to experience it for yourself!
Watch Our Videos
DelSlam Students perform slam poetry ranging from topics on misogyny in the rap industry to taboos about skin colour in our society. Watch videos of our students that will thrill you with significant messages for a better world!
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