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Word Up! Grand Finale

  • Shed 1, Corban Estate Art Centre Mount Lebanon Lane Auckland, Auckland New Zealand (map)

An original spoken and lyrical word competition for youth
Entry by koha
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 and even stand-up comedy. Registered participants will be invited to attend an informal audition and workshop process with a professional spoken word or music artist. Those selected will qualify to take part in our Grand Finale which is an evening of original word-based performance by the young people who made it to this stage. Being part of the audience to watch these young singer-songwriters, poets and rappers present original work is always a moving and eye-opening experience.
For young people interested in entering:

Entries will close Friday 17 August.
Register through our website,, or by visiting reception at Corban Estate Arts Centre

Auditions will be held: Saturday 25 August, 10am- 4pm
Corban Estate Arts Centre

Registrations essential. Yes, it’s a contest with prizes to be won.


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