Enter now: Word Up! 2021

Entries open NOW
Entries close: Fri 6 August
Auditions: Sat 14 August
Grand Final: Fri 3 September

 Enter now: Word Up! 2021

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 13-21 year olds the opportunity to present their original work: from rap, poetry and spoken word to song lyrics, or even stand-up comedy.

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

Highlights from Word Up! 2020

Word Up 20.mp4 from Rooftops on Vimeo.


Sat 14 August

10am - 4pm

Registrations essential 

Registered participants in Word Up! will be invited to attend an informal audition, with those selected qualifying to take part in our performance night. 

Grand Final

Fri 3 September

Zeal West, 20 Alderman Drive, 

Henderson, Auckland 0612

An evening of original wordbased performance by young people. Be in the audience to hear young singer-songwriters, poets and rappers present their own original work. Yes,
it’s a contest with prizes to be won! Plus!! Cypher at half time, bust out your best
freestyle, prizes to be won.

Prizes and judges to be announced!

Entry by koha 


Supported by:

Foundation North



Base FM



Entries open:
(Entry is FREE)

Entries close:
Friday 6 August

Enter online here.

Saturday 14 August
in the Cellar at CEAC
10am - 4pm 

Registrations essential

Grand Final: 
Friday 3 September 
Zeal West, 20 Alderman Drive,
Henderson, Auckland 0612