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Read all about our tree planting and poetry workshop in the Wollongong LGA with POEM FOREST judge Kirli Saunders in the most recent issue of Coal Coast Magazine. The article highlighted the importance of greening local communities and the Wollongong Community Greening Local Prize, which is open to students living in or attending school on Dharawal Country within the Wollongong LGA. This new prize category encourages students and schools to take action to green their local communities - to enter, all you have to do is write a poem and plant a tree.
A special edition of Wilderness Journal celebrating Nature Book Week also recently featured the POEM FOREST Prize, highlighting last year's winning Threatened Species Prize entry"I, The Mountain Pygmy Possum" by Lucia S. The Threatened Species Prize category is open to anyone writing a poem about or for a threatened species!
Entries for the POEM FOREST Prize are open until 23 September, to all young people 18 and under accredited teachers in Australia. For every poem received, a tree is planted, and entries go in the running for exciting prizes including book packs and $500 in cash! Submit your nature poem via our entry form.