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Before the fire of money
burned my happiness.

from 'The Autograph Book' by Conor, Year 6


2015 Winners and Highly Commended Poems 

In 2015, over 160 school communities participated, creating and publishing 2,560 students and teacher poems.

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. 


How to be involved?

Poetry Object 2016 will open on 2 May 2016
Register your school here
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Learning resources

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. 



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.


Poetry Workshops 

Book a poetry workshop to help bring poetry to life in your classroom. For more information contact The Red Room Company's Education Team at or phone (02) 9319 5090.



Red Room Poetry Object 2015 was made possible with support from the Graeme Wood Foundation. Big Kids Magazine, Big Fat Smile, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Arts NSW.