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Thank you for participating in Poetry Object, Australasia’s largest free poetry-writing competition for young people. Poetry Object ignites imaginations by inviting young writers and their teachers to create poems inspired by treasured, curious or talismanic objects.
 

Eligibility

You must be a New Zealand student or young person (aged 18 and under) or an accredited teacher to enter the competition.
 

Copyright

Red Room Poetry program materials are copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without permission. Enquiries should be made to Red Room Poetry

All Poetry Object materials copyright © remain with Red Rom Poetry and poem authors.
 

Contact

Email: poetryobject@redroomcompany.org 
Phone: (+61 2) 9319 5090
 

Terms and Conditions

  1. Poetry Object awards prizes to young people (aged 18 and under) and accredited teachers, across New Zealand. All types of mainstream schooling systems are eligible to register, as well as home schools, special needs groups, alternative education and individual young writers.
  2. Submissions are welcomed from individuals outside the above parameters for year level and locations.
  3. Entries must be the writer’s original work of no more than 20 lines and must be in some way inspired by a curious, special or talismanic object.
  4. Entries are judged anonymously by external judges. Judging decisions are final and due to the volume of submissions, individual feedback cannot be provided.
  5. Poem submissions can be made by students and teachers via this online form. Entries must include either a teacher’s or guardian’s name/email address. Entries sent by email will not be accepted.
  6. Multiple entries are not permitted.
  7. Poems submitted must be original works written by an individual author.
  8. Poems submitted must not infringe upon anyone’s copyright.
  9. Poems that are deemed to be works of plagiarism will be disqualified.
  10. Copyright of the poem remains with the poet.
  11. All submissions will be read by our team after the closing date. Shortlisted and winning poems will be published on the Red Rom Poetry website.
  12. By submitting, you give Red Room Poetry permission to quote excerpts of your poem in our external communications (surnames of young people will not be published).
  13. The closing date for entries is 5pm 22 May 2020 (AEST)
  14. Shortlisted poets will be announced on 18 June 2020 (AEST) 
  15. The winning poets will be announced on National Poetry Day New Zealand, 21 August 2020 (AEST) online by Red Room Poetry.
  16. Prize details and judging information can be found here.
  17. All personal details provided will be collected in alignment with our Privacy Policy.

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