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2023 POEM FOREST Winners Announcement – Nature Poetry Prize (Early Stage 1, Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6, Teacher, Parent)

  16-Nov-2023      10:00AM
Live Event

Red Room Poetry invites you to celebrate the 2023 POEM FOREST Prize Winners!


After reading thousands of nature poems, Red Room Poetry and the Wollongong City Council are excited to celebrate the 2023 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, 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

Event Details

Date & Time

  16-Nov-2023    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 Wollongong City Council, 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 supporters and 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.

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

Name: Red Room Poetry

Phone: 0293195090

Email: [email protected]

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Technology and Materials Requirements

Technology: Internet access
Own device

Before the event: We invite you to subscribe to our newsletter so you can make sure you’ve read our POEM FOREST Shortlist 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 2023 POEM FOREST Prize winners are carefully selected by our wonderful judging panel comprising Gardening Australia presenter and Cudgenburra/Bundjalung Aboriginal man Clarence Slockee (NSW), climate justice and mental health youth advocate Varsha Yajman (NSW), writer and founding editor of Wonderground Georgina Reid (NSW) & 2022 POEM FOREST Upper Secondary winner Hannah Fairbrother (TAS) as judges.

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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