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  • William Clarke College

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What is it? 
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 about objects that are special to them. In 2013 Red Room Poetry Object linked over 70 school communities and published 1200 student and teacher poems. Click here to discover the paper dragons and dance shoes that inspired student poems in 2013!

Who can take part? 
Red Room Poetry Object is open to all AUSTRALIAN and NEW ZEALAND schools. 

How to be involved?
Step 1: Register your school
Step 2: Download free Poetry Object teaching and learning resources
Step 3: Invite students to compose a poem of no more than 20 lines about an object that is special to them.
Step 4: Once you have registered your school, you'll be sent a link to the online submission form where you can upload student poems.

Entry dates
Submissions open Thursday 22nd May, 2014
Submissions close Friday 19th September, 2014 (last day Term 3)

A range of free poetry resources are available to support teachers as they implement Poetry Object activities with their students 

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.

Red Room Poetry Object 2014 entries will be judged by Scott-Patrick Mitchell, winner of the PressPress Chapbook Award (2009) winner of the Perth Poetry Slam (2010) and editor of Performance Poets, Freemantle Press (2013).

An exhibition of commended poems will be displayed at Liverpool Library. Schools are also encouraged to organise their own display, reading event or installation of poems and images of objects.

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.

For more information contact Red Room Poetry Education Manager Dr. Tamryn Bennett via email or phone 02 9319 5090