With a thirteen year history, Word Up! is an exciting annual youth original word competition for young people to present an original word based performance before an appreciative live audience.
Prizes will be awarded to outstanding writer/ performers and this years’ judges are spoken word veteran and American Grand Slam champion Ken Arkind, South Auckland Poets Society’s Ria Masae and Hip Hop artist Mellodownz.
Here's a video from the 2016 Word Up! event:
Everyone leaves this event at least a little wiser and a little more open.
Audiences can expect a moving night of raw talent performing anything ranging from spoken word, to music, rap and comedy.