Me and My Tree

Join us this year as we invite students to delve into the realm of poetry and storytelling, exploring the significance of a tree in our lives. The theme is "Me and My Tree".

Every tree has a story to tell. They are intricately intertwined with our ecosystem, environment, and wellbeing.

Trees forge deep connections with their surroundings and with us. Their branches provide shelter from the elements, offering a haven for local wildlife. They stand as silent witnesses to our dreams, and childhood adventures like games of hide-and-seek. Some trees grow alongside us, becoming deeply cherished and holding a special place in our hearts.

Branch out your creativity and let your words take root in our annual school and community competition, where trees inspire verses that soar to new heights.

Congratulations to our winners

Naomi Whitehead

Sofia Popwicz

Additional Activity

NEW Lesson plan created in collaboration with Cool Australia

Me and My Tree - Science & English (Years 2-3)


  • Early learning - 1 x $500 garden voucher
  • Primary School - 2 x $500 garden voucher
  • High School - 2 x $500 garden voucher
  • Competition closes Sunday 30th July 2023

How to enter:

Primary School / High school students

Submit a written poem, short story, or a video:

  • Your poem should be no longer than 40 lines (excluding title)
  • Stories must have a title and must not exceed 500 words (Excluding title)
  • Videos should be (5MG or less)

Please ensure that the entrant's name does not appear in the poem.

One entry per class or per individual.

Early Learning participants

  • Submit an original artwork of you with your favourite tree. Upload photo or PDF (5MG or less).

One entry per class or per individual.