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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)

We sew and weave, 
And weave and sew.
We watch the thread,
As it bobs to and fro.

We are women of Arachne,
Not Helens of Troy.
Men will not fight wars over us,
No ships will they deploy.

We cut and snip,
And snip and cut.
Cursed to a life,
Where the door’s always shut.

We weave our own webs,
We have our own story.
Stories of calm and patience,
Not of men and their glory.

We are the Penelopes,
Wives who await the return.
But no one remembers to save us,
As the world around us, burns.

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