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2013 Overall Winner & recipient of the Babies of Walloon bronze statuette

Edwards Property Mentorship Award

Ipswich Theme Awards

Chair’s Encouragement Awards

Rosewood Green Award – Open Age Local Poets

Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Award – Open Age Other Poetry

Metro Hotel Ipswich International Award – Open Age Bush Poetry

Ipswich City Council Award – 16-17 Years

Broderick Family Award – 14-15 Years

The Wolf Understood by Emma Hartley (First Prize)

And It's Alice by Emma Hartley (Second Prize)

The River by Tamara Livingstone (Third Prize)

Women of Arachne by Emma Hartley (Highly Commended)

Suburban Storm by Rosie McCrossin (Highly Commended)

Snail by Elena Bonetto (Highly Commended)

It’s a desert in my mouth,
the moisture in my body is expelled through my pores
as I stare down to my undoing, my doom
my mind a foul blend of phobia and paranoia

Double sets of eyes, monster made of mucus
body of ectoplasmic excretion, unbeknownst, unaware
as fear dances on my skin I envisage the sensation
of my foot crushing, shattering the shell, ending a life

Irony in the word ‘shell’, of less strength than sand
floating, drowning, I’m petrified, welded to the ground
as the horror of all horrors passes through my feet
leaving a trail the colour of sputum down the street

Time by Shayla Parsons (Highly Commended)

Tents and Campfires by Miriam Waldron (Highly Commended)

Untitled by Stevie Tucker (Highly Commended)

Things by Paige Spence (Highly Commended)

School Lessons by Arrabella Armstrong (Highly Commended)

Queensland Times Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years