Enter now: Word Up! 2017

Entries close: Fri 18 August
Auditions: Sat 26 August

 Enter now: Word Up! 2017

Calling all rappers, poets, spoken word performers and songwriters… If you write your own material in any word-based genre then we need YOU!

Word Up! is an exciting performance competition which gives 13 – 20 year olds the opportunity to present their original work: from rap, poetry and spoken word to song lyrics, or even stand-up comedy.


Enter now

There are some great prizes up for grabs, so enter now! Follow this link to the entry form, and terms and conditions


The winner of Word Up! will receive:

Bragging rights as the Word Up Winner 2017!
•  A free recording session with David Atai from Neisan Mystik thanks to Crescendo Trust
•  An interview and opportunity to perform live on bFM and Base FM
•  An industry standard Shure microphone for your future performances
•  The opportunity to perform at the Going West Readers and Writers Poetry Slam Final on Saturday 9 September
….and more!!


highlights from last year's event


Supported by:

Going West Books and Writers festival

Creative Communities

Foundation North

The Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa



Base FM



Entries close: Friday 18 August  (Entry is free)

Entry forms available here


Auditions: Saturday 26 August, 10am – 4pm

Registrations essential


Grand Final: Fri 8 September
Corban Estate Arts Centre, Shed 1

 Many thanks to our sponsors for helping make this event possible!