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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

No Time for Skipping Stones by Christine Collier (First Prize)

Children in Kansas Know What to Do by Siobhan Deacon (Second Prize)

They know how to get a blackbird out of a brier.
They know how to befriend a family of rabbits.
They know how to skip.
They know how to sing.

They know how to sit
On the kitchen floor
Next to the other Mary.
Not only blue but purple.

They know how to wait.
For the low growl of an ’86 Chevy.
For the claw of a door
And scrape of a boot.

They know how to run.

Daddy in Kansas knows what to do.

He knows how to track a blackbird even in the sky.
He knows how to skin a family of rabbits.
He knows how to stomp.
He knows how to shout.

He knows how to paint
The whore.
Not only blue but purple
Black and blue.

Most of all Daddy knows how to teach.

Until Children know how to learn.

Red Sky in the Morning by Serena Green (Third Prize)

A Forgotten Persia by Emily Byrne (Highly Commended)

Verlang by Reinette Roux (Highly Commended)

Warmth by Rosaleen Cooney (Highly Commended)

Descendant by Samantha Brenz-Verca (Highly Commended)

Design by Joshua Murray (Highly Commended)

Black Coffee for Breakfast? by Ellie Burton (Highly Commended)

Shades of Red, White and Grey by Sean Adcock (Highly Commended)

Express Yourself by Hania Syed (Highly Commended)

Broderick Family Award – 14-15 Years

Queensland Times Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years