One day, I grow short
Replaced by a pen
To teach us we are useless
That your mistakes cannot be erased
~ from ‘A Piece of Wood’ by Taiyeon,
Year 5, Greenacre Public School
First place (Primary), Poetry Object 2019
Congratulations to all poets! In 2019, Poetry Object reached 240 schools and 414 classrooms across Australia and New Zealand. Students and teachers discovered new ways to write poems about objects they hold dear, and submitted over 2350 poems.
Red Room Poetry Object is Australasia’s largest free poetry-writing competition for young people, with over $10,000 in prizes to be won! Poetry Object ignites imaginations by inviting young writers (Years 3-10) and their teachers to create poems inspired by treasured, curious or talismanic objects.
Our 2019 commissioned poets were Stuart Barnes, Claire G Coleman, Arielle Cottingham, Pola Fanous, Eleanor Jackson, Benjamin Laird, Jacqui Malins and Zech Soakai. This year's judge was award-winning poet Emilie Zoey Baker.
PoemsYou’re , Forever, Flag , Ode to a Wooden Spoon , “MYINTERLUDE” , The Candle , Psychometric Researches , To my tent , A Streetcar Named Diaspora
Poems to Share II
Inspired by original poems from Poetry Object, Poems to Share II is an EPAA-shortlisted interactive classroom resource designed to enliven poetic learning through language, literature and literacy, created in partnership with AATE.
- Conditions of entry & FAQ
- Prizes and judging information
- Explore past winning poems
- Read Poetry Object poems by professional poets
- Browse the library of over 18,000 Poetry Object submissions
- Student and teacher poems published in Poems to Share II
- Poetry Object in past years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011