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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)

The wolf 
Understood
I was running away.

An unwanted
Daughter
Sent out with that food

And then to roam
The streets
So red.

Sold to the night
I wandered
Down.

Wandered lost of 
Neon lights and
Groping hands.

Dirt between the toes,
The red cape
Left behind.

Exhausted of
swimming
alongside the sharks.

Tired of life
And enslaved to the night,
I crumpled into open arms.

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)

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