Financial Obligations

Slam Team Practice/Road Trips

We will be attempting to schedule a few 1 day, out-of-town road trips for the teens to attend workshops and slams (TBD).? We estimate each teen will need at least $20 per trip for gas and food. ?

Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival

BNV Registration*-To attend and compete at BNV, we must apply online at (our application was submitted on 01.15.15).?? The invited teams are typically capped at 50 teams and consideration is given to the amount of applications submitted per region (4 Florida teams were accepted our first year-2010; Only 2 Florida teams attended in 2014).? Once invited, the registration costs covers: lodging, 2 meal a day, local transportation, event tickets, and access to all events.? Team registration cost is $1,250*and covers 6 team members (students) and 1 coach (adult chaperone).? Additional team members and attendees are $500 per person (1 additional fee for female chaperone/coach).? The team registration fee is due by Wednesday, May 15th*.? The remaining amount is due by Friday, June 15th*.
*Rates and Deadlines based on 2014 BNV fee schedule

Transportation to BNV-We are planning to rent a large capacity van and drive to Atlanta from Tampa.? Total estimated transportation costs are $1,100-$1,200.00**.? Obviously, these rates are subject to change based on how soon or late we are able to make our reservation.
**Rates as of 01.24.15: $93.00-$115.00 per day (; 12-15 passenger van)

Incidental Fees-1 meal per day and spending money is estimated at a cost of $200.00 per person, which is due by prior to departure.

Total Cost of BNV (HES Poetry Slam Team)-$3,650.00
Total Cost of BNV (per person)-$608.33