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Prizes and Awards

Red Room Poetry Object 2017 awards prizes in the following categories: 

  • Winning Primary Poem
  • Winning Primary Poem (Regional) 
  • Winning Secondary Poem 
  • Winning Secondary Poem (Regional)
  • Winning Teacher Poem   
  • Winning Teacher Poem (Regional)
  • Winning School Installation 

Poetry Object 2017 will be judged by renowned poet Mark Tredinnick. Discover his judging notes here »

The CAL Poetry Object Prize

This year we are celebrating young poets with the CAL POP made possible with support of the Copyright Agency (CAL). The Poetry Object Prize fosters excellence in poetry by supporting established poets to deliver live and digital workshops and professional development to winning students, teachers and schools.   

Rex Regional Prize  

In collaboration with Regional Express (Rex) Airlines, we are honouring the poetic voices of students and teachers in regional Australia. Students (Primary and Secondary) and teachers who reside in Rex destinations and submit poems for Poetry Object 2017 are automatically in the running to win this exciting new prize. More details below. 

Travel Prize

Generously supported by Craig and Joy Lawn, the Travel Prize offers $1000 to winning students and teachers to support the discovery of poetic inspiration in new places.  

Publication

Winning poems will be published on public transport and all submitted poems are featured in our online Poetry Object library with an audience of over 240 000 readers. 

Poetry Prize Packs  

Our poetry prize packs are made possible by the generous donations from Red Room Poetry partners and collaborators: Sydney Trains, Regional Express Airlines, Copyright Agency, Corban & Blair, National Museum of Australia, Questacon, Kinokuniya Books, Walleah Press, Good Reading Magazine, Spine Out Magazine and PK Mag.   

Best Student Poem’s (Primary and Secondary)

  • $1000 travel voucher for the poet and their family  
  • Family Pass to Questacon 
  • VIP Tour of National Museum of Australia* 
  • Judging commendations and a poetry prize pack  
  • Poem publication in PK Mag (Primary) and Spine Out Magazine (Secondary) 
  • Free subscription to your choice of publication: Good Reading, PK Mag, Spine Out Magazine  

Best Teacher Poem 

  • $1000 travel voucher for the poet and their family  
  • Family Pass to Questacon 
  • VIP Tour of National Museum of Australia* 
  • Judging commendations and a poetry prize pack  
  • Free subscription to your choice of publication: Good Reading, PK Mag, Spine Out Magazine   

Best School Installation and Highly Commended Poems

  • Judging commendations
  • A poetry prize pack  
  • Publication of their poems on Red Room Poetry’s website

Rex Regional Prize

  • Poem publication in Rex inflight magazine OUTthere
  • Special Rex Prize pack


*This prize includes 
> 1 hour tour of NMA galleries, guided by Education team member 
> Exploration of Open Collections 
> Valid for prize winner and immediate family 
> Valid until 31 December 2018 
> One tour per winner 
> â€¯This tour is complimentary 

Contact Us

To book a poetry workshop or to find out more about Poetry Object email poetryobject@redroomcompany.org or phone (02) 9319 5090.