Become a Sponsor

The National Poetry Slam is actively seeking sponsors to help contribute to our show needs, poet hospitality, and operational costs. For details on how to sponsor the National Poetry Slam, please contact our Development Director, Michael Monroe, at development@nps2013.poetryslam.com, or download our sponsorship information packet here.

National Poetry Slam 2013 Sponsorship Levels:

Gwendolyn Brooks
$10,000+ Donors receive:

• All-media recognition: premium posters, fliers, postcards, and other printed materials
• Logo and link placement on the front page of nationalpoetryslam.com
• Logo placement on poet gift bags
• Identification as a National Poetry Slam Partner
• Identification as the sponsor of a selected event
• 8 Festival Passes and Finals tickets (access to all competitions, side events and Finals) and access to afterparty
• Table space at Finals and Semi-Finals
• Advertisement in Festival Guide (two-page ad, circulation 1,200)
• Advertisement in Finals program (circulation 1,500)
• All-event recognition (competition, day events, late-night, poet orientation and registration)
• Materials inclusion in poet gift bags
• Letter of recognition from a local cultural arts council

Pablo Neruda
$5,000 – $9,999 Donors receive:

• All-media recognition: premium posters, fliers, postcards, and other printed materials
• Logo placement on poet gift bags
• Logo and link placement on the front page of nationalpoetryslam.com
• Identification as the sponsor of a selected event
• 4 Festival Passes and Finals tickets (access to all competitions, side events and Finals) and access to afterparty
• Table space at Finals
• Advertisement in Festival Guide (full page ad)
• Recognition from Preliminary, Semi-Final, and Final competition stages
• Materials inclusion in poet gift bags
• Letter of recognition from a local cultural arts council

Sylvia Plath
$2,500 – $4,999 Donors Receive:

• Logo placement on all premium posters
• Logo placement on all fliers
• Logo placement on poet gift bags
• Logo and link placement on the front page of nationalpoetryslam.com
• 2 Festival Passes and Finals tickets (access to all competitions, side events and Finals)
• Advertisement in Festival Guide (full-page ad)
• Materials inclusion in poet gift bags
• Recognition from Preliminary, Semi-Final, and Final competition stages
• Letter of recognition from a local cultural arts council

Theodor Seuss Geisel
$1,000 – $2,499 Donors Receive:

• Logo placement on all premium posters
• Logo placement on all fliers
• Logo and link placement on the front page of nationalpoetryslam.com
• 2 Festival Passes and Finals tickets (access to all competitions, side events and Finals)
• Advertisement in Festival Guide (half-page ad)
• Materials inclusion in poet gift bags
• Recognition from Preliminary and Semi-Final competition stages

Allen Ginsberg
$500 – $999 Donors Receive:

• Logo placement on all fliers
• Logo and link placement on the front page of nationalpoetryslam.com
• 2 Festival Passes and Finals tickets (access to all competitions, side events and Finals)
• Advertisement in Festival Guide (half-page ad)
• Materials inclusion in poet gift bags
• Recognition from Preliminary competition stages

Audre Lorde
$200 – $499 Donors receive:

• Logo and link placement on the nationalpoetryslam.com Sponsors page
• 2 Festival Passes (access to all preliminary and semi-final competitions, plus side events)
• Advertisement in Festival Guide (one-third-page ad)
• Materials inclusion in poet gift bags
• Recognition from Preliminary competition stages

Charles Bukowski
$50 – $199 Donors Receive:

• Logo and link placement on the nationalpoetryslam.com Sponsors page
• Advertisement in Festival Guide (one-sixth-page ad)
• Materials inclusion in poet gift bags
• Recognition from Day Event stages

Product & In-Kind Donations:
Product and in-kind donations at or above a defined sponsorship level may receive the same benefit that level of sponsorship outlines. Product donors will always receive at least:
• Logo and link placement on the nationalpoetryslam.com Sponsors page
• Advertisement in Festival Guide
• Materials inclusion in poet gift bags

For more information, please contact our Development Director, Michael Monroe, at development@nps2013.poetryslam.com, or download our sponsorship information packet here.