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2022 POEM FOREST Winners Announcement – Nature Poetry Prize (Early Stage 1, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6, Teacher, Parent)

  17-Nov-2022      10:00AM
Live Event

Red Room Poetry invites you to celebrate the 2022 POEM FOREST Prize Winners!


After reading over 5,000 nature poems spanning the ebb and flow of tides, a potoroo or two and a redback spider in the back of a supply closet, Red Room Poetry and the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan are excited to celebrate the 2022 POEM FOREST Prize Winners!

This live event features the announcement of winners and highly commended poems across our eight prize categories, plus guest poets and nature poem readings, giveaways, judges notes, an update from the POEM FOREST seedlings at the garden and more.

Our outstanding shortlisted poets are in the running for $5,000 worth of prizes including $500 cash for each category, book packs from Magabala Books, Pantera Press and Wonderground Journal, Garden tours, plants and a special Threatened Species Prize.


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Red Room Poetry, DART Learning, NSW Department of Education

Event Details

Date & Time

  17-Nov-2022    10:00AM   + Google Calendar  + iCal Export

Event Type

Live Event - Scheduled

Delivery Platform



1 Hour




Primary, Secondary

Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

English » Making meaning through responding and composing » Writing and Representing

Other KLAs

Aboriginal Culture and History

Special Event

Presenter Bio

About POEM FOREST: POEM FOREST is a free nature writing prize where words make positive climate action. Created by Red Room Poetry, in partnership with The Australian Botanic Garden, POEM FOREST deepens our connection and breathes life back into the world that sustains us. For every nature poem received a tree is planted to help heal endangered habitats. Proudly supported by John B. Fairfax AO, Principal Patron of POEM FOREST and other generous partners.

Will This Event Be Recorded?


We will send the YouTube link to the event recording via email after the live event has taken place or register for our On-Demand Excursion via DART following the live event for the YouTube link.

If you have any questions regarding the recorded content please contact the provider.

Name: Red Room Poetry

Phone: 0293195090

Email: [email protected]

Joining The Event

Technology and Materials Requirements

Technology: Internet access
Own device

Before the event: We invite you to read our POEM FOREST Shortlist (announced 27th October) and pick the poems that you think should win! We’ll be running prizes and giveaways during the event, asking for your thoughts and reflections about your favourite POEM FOREST poems.

More Information About This Event

POEM FOREST Prize Categories:

  • Lower primary (F–Year 3)
  • Upper primary (Years 4–6)
  • Lower secondary (Years 7–9)
  • Upper secondary (Years 10–12)
  • Threatened Species (F–12)
  • Accredited Teacher (All ages)
  • Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan Local Prize (F–12)
  • Wollongong Community Greening Local Prize (F-12)

Judges: The 2022 POEM FOREST Prize winners are carefully selected by our wonderful judging panel comprising author of Bindi, Gunai woman Kirli Saunders OAM, co-founder of Good Life Permaculture and guest presenter on Gardening Australia, Hannah Moloney, Senior Research Scientist at The Australian Botanic Garden, Dr Marco Duretto & 2021 POEM FOREST Upper Secondary winner, Saufi R.


Technical enquiries or questions about the booking process should be directed to DART Learning:

Helpdesk: 1800 824 737 (NSW only)

Email: [email protected]

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Red Room Poetry

Phone: 0293195090

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.redroompoetry.org

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