Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-05) invites talented youth, ages 14-18 years old in Congressman Cleaver’s 5th District, to participate in the first annual 5th District KC Slam on the Vine Competition.

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II

Final deadline for submissions is July 26, 2016 before midnight. The competition will take place Monday, August 8, 2016 at 6 p.m. in The Blue Room on 18th and Vine (1616 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108).

“This poetry competition is a unique way for young adults here in Missouri to showcase their talent. Our young people have a lot to say and what better way to allow them to speak than through their own poetry,” said Congressman Emanuel Cleaver.

Selected entries will perform in front of a panel of judges. The winner will be flown to Washington, D.C. to showcase their talents. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Kansas City office of Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II at 816-842-4545 or visit his website.