Summerama- Second Nature Poetry Slam

Date: 15th Jan 2021 Time: - Location:



Waverley wordsmiths – we want your words!

Sharpen those pencils, stretch those typing fingers, warm up those vocal chords and grab your spot in the inaugural Second Nature Poetry Slam. Whether it’s your first time at penning prose or you’re already an old pro, we'd love your entries!

All ages welcome.


  • Theme: Your local connection to the natural world
  • Prize: People’s choice $100 per category.
  • Length: 2 min maximum
  • Format: Video, must be filmed in nature in the Waverley local government area (link to map)
  • Requisite words: Your poem/spoken word must include the words ‘connected to nature’ or ‘Second Nature’,

and one of the following:

  • Ancient
  • Wild
  • Sacred
  • Categories: Children (Under 18) and Adults (over 18).

Submissions: You can upload your video here starting from the 8th February until 11.30am, 8th March 2021. A link for uploading videos will be provided in February.

Questions: Email Ale Torres on or call 9083 8045

Terms & Conditions for your poem

  • All forms of poetry will be accepted Haiku, spoken word, rhyming, alliteration, sonnet, even sung!
  • Each entrant may submit only one video/entry.
  • Videos can be taken with any camera or phone.
  • Participants can choose to be in the video or to use local images of nature instead.
  • Videos of MUST:
    • Be taken in the Waverley Council local government area. Videos from outside of area won’t be considered.
    • Be submitted online (a link for uploading videos will be provided in February).
    • Be submitted by 11.30am (AEST) on the 8th March 2021
  • This competition is free and open to all ages. Entrants under the age of 18 must gain permission from their parents or guardian to enter the competition. Permission must be provided to us via email
  • All entries must be an independent creation by the entrant and free of any claims that they infringe any third-party rights.
  • All entries must be the original independent creation of the entrant and free of any claims that they infringe any third-party rights. Entries must not have been published previously and/or have been used to win prizes in any other competitions.
  • Selected videos will be uploaded on Council’s second nature website.
  • If showing faces besides yours, you must have permission of any people
  • Entrants must not injure or do anything to put wildlife and plants under distress to secure a video
  • Safety is key. Entrants must not do anything that puts the entrant and/or other people in dangerous situations to secure footage. This includes jumping safety fences and standing close to cliffs.
  • By submitting an entry, entrants agree to the competition terms and conditions

Click here for terms and conditions of the competition

Please note, as the COVID-19 situation in NSW evolves, we will continue to monitor NSW Health orders and will modify or cancel Summerama activities if required.