Brave New Voices International Slam Poetry Festival (BNV) is the poetry Olympics for young poets all over the world. Every summer, teams from across the world gather together to share stories, to change the world and to slam off to crown the ultimate slam team. Every year since 2013, we've had the liberty to send off a team to represent Cape Town, South Africa. The team comprises of no more than 6 poets who have worked towards this moment the entire summer. This is the biggest platform where their voices can be heard no only by their peers but by the world. The city where BNV is held is changed every year allowing for great cultural exchange. More often enough this is where long lasting friendships are forged and the one place where "Go in poet!" is as common as "hello". In 2014, we placed 2nd at BNV out off 55 teams from across the globe. Every year it eventful and tears are shed on the last day when all the literary ambassadors wish the experience could last forever.