Application Form

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Words First will give 100 participants the chance to take part in spoken word workshops running in six different UK cities. You will be asked to select which city you wish to apply for in the form (you can only apply to one location).

Before you apply, make sure you check out the FAQs, including tips on how to create a performance video. You must be a UK resident and aged 16-25.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure that the shortlisting panel can view the video link that you submit in your form and your video isn’t locked. For information on how to do this see FAQs

Having problems filling out the form? Please contact us at

Application deadline: 5pm, Sunday 13 September 2015


Aged 16 or 17? In which case we’ll also need parental consent for you to participate. Please download the Consent Form and ask your parent/guardian to complete it and return to



In order for us to make sure we offer all participants the support they need should they go on to be selected to appear on BBC’s national platforms, it helps for us to know some background information.

Should you select yes, a BBC representative may get in touch to ask for more information but please be assured that any information discussed will be sensitively handled and remain confidential.



I certify that the information set out in this application form is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate and complete.
I also consent to the Roundhouse, BBC and the WordsFirst regional partner I am applying to, processing my personal and/or sensitive personal data (provided in any format and at any time, including but not limited to the information set out in this form) in accordance with the DPA.
I understand that whilst attending a WordsFirst workshop or finale event there may be circumstances where my image(s) in whatever format, including but not limited to photographs, video footage and also any spoken word content produced within the workshop may be used by the Roundhouse and BBC Radio 1xtra and WordsFirst Project partners for marketing and promotional purposes.
If any of the information set out in my application form changes, I will notify the WordsFirst project team.