Before the fire of money
burned my happiness.

from 'The Autograph Book' by Conor, Year 6


2015 Winners and Highly Commended Poems Announced

The Poetry Object is currently closed, and will be reopening in May 2016.


What is Red Room Poetry Object?

Red Room Poetry Object is a free poetry-writing competition for students in Years 3-10. Created by The Red Room Company, the project invites young writers and their teachers to submit poems inspired by objects that are special to them.


Who can take part?

Red Room Poetry Object is open to students and teachers in Australia and New Zealand. In 2014, over 130 school communities participated, creating and publishing 2,554 students and teacher poems.


How to be involved?

Teachers and students can draw inspiration from a wide range of educational resources here. Visit the Poetry Object Library to discover student and teacher poems. 

Registration will open in May 2016.


The Poetry Object is currently closed, and will be reopening in May 2016.
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Red Room Poetry Object provides students with creative opportunities to compose and publish their own poetry for authentic audiences. All submitted poems are published on The Red Room Company’s website.


Student recognition

Certificates of Achievement are awarded to all participants. Prizes are awarded for Best Student Poem (Primary), Best Student Poem (Secondary), Best Teacher Poem and Best School Installation.


In-school Poet Workshops / Contact

Want some help getting started?

The Red Room Company can organise Poet workshops in your school to help you get started on your poetry unit with students. For more information about our poetry workshops, contact The Red Room Company's Education Team at or phone (02) 9319 5090.