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Wollongong City Council

Poem Forest

POEM FOREST is a free nature writing prize presented by Red Room Poetry and delivered in partnership with Wollongong City Council.

Write a poem, plant a tree.

Students from K - 12, and accredited teachers, were invited to write a nature inspired poem and we are planting a tree in Wollongong for every poem entered to help grow our urban forest.

Entries for the 2023 prize have now closed. The next steps are:

  • Shortlist of winners announced: October 2023
  • Winners Announcement: November 2023

Check out the 2022 winner 'Guardian Angel' by Livinia M in Year 5 from St Columbkilles Catholic Primary School and Highly Commended 'If the things that I have loved' by Ellie Y in Year 5 at Austinmer Public School.

For full details including prizes, judges, terms and conditions, and winners announcements visit Poem Forest.

Poem Forest