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Open Mic

The Poetry Battle


About The Competition

Open Mic Poetry Battle is the latest sensation airing on Muvi TV. This enthralling show, which also engages audiences on various Facebook groups and pages including Ask Muvi and Master Chimbala TV, promises to be the highlight of the cultural calendar from June 2024 to September 2024.

Open Mic Poetry Battle is a weekly show dedicated to showcasing the diverse talents of poets from all walks of life. Each episode features an array of poets taking the stage to present their unique styles and forms, from traditional verse to spoken word and performance poetry. This competition celebrates the art of poetry in its myriad forms, providing a platform for poets to exhibit their crafts and connect with a broader audience.

Throughout the competition, poets will be judged based on their creativity, delivery, and overall impact. The journey culminates in the selection of the top two poets, who will be awarded for their outstanding performances. These awards not only recognize their exceptional talent but also encourage the continuation and growth of their poetic endeavors.

The Open Mic Poetry Battle airs once a week on Muvi TV, ensuring that poetry enthusiasts have a regular appointment to look forward to. Beyond television, the show extends its reach through active engagement on social media. Fans can follow the excitement and interact with the show on Facebook through groups and pages such as Ask Muvi and Master Chimbala TV. These platforms offer behind-the-scenes content, exclusive interviews with poets, and interactive discussions that enhance the viewing experience.

STAGE 1: Learn About The Theme and Rules

Pursue studying the ground rules and the thematic focus areas of the Season 2 Battle. This learning will prepare the poets to develop great content for the competition.

STAGE 2: Apply to Participate in the Open Mic Poetry Battle

Applicants should submit their application for participation using the Google Form on this MCF website page below. The closing date for entries is 30th June 2024.

STAGE 3: Attend The Champions of Change Online Training

The Champions of Change and Poetry Training Webinar will be held in June 2024, before the start of the Open Mic Poetry Battle Show. All participants must attend the Webinar.

STAGE 4: Attend and Participate in the Episodes of the Show

All enlisted poets should fully participate in the entire show, including tasks, lessons, special challenges, outreaches and battles.

STAGE 5: Final Contest, Winners, Awards and Graduates

The final Open Mic Poetry Battle will be held at a colourful ceremony to be held as the very last episode of the season 2 series. Finalist poets shall be awarded at this event.

STAGE 6: Join the Celebrate Encounter

All the finalist poets are invited to attend the CELEBRATE Come-Together Encounter whose next venture takes place in September 2024. Attendance is pre-registration.

Everyone is a winner!

Awards and Prizes

The final Open Mic Poetry Battle shall award 2 top winning finalists. All participating poets shall be recognized and celebrated for being part of the poetry journey.


Awarded a Trophy, Cash, A Certificate of The First Best Poet Award, and an inspirational book.


Awarded a Shield, Cash, A Certificate of The Second Best Poet Award, and an inspirational book.

Graduate Honor of Participation for All

Awarded a Badge of Honor, A Certificate of Successful Participation and an Inspirational Book.

Do you want to become a Champion of Change?

Champions of Change are the agency of voice for the voiceless masses, the suffering citizens, societal ills scourging our nation; the Champions are the people with keen desire to build a better Zambia taking full personal responsibility and leadership to addressing our challenges as a society.

Apply here to Participate in the Open Mic Poetry Battle Season 2.