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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)

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)

          In 
  the scrap
              metal 
        yard… 
Sat, adjoined, an old car frame 
And a rusted, bent aeroplane…
  In 
                                                 the 
         scrap 
metal 
      yard.

Hurricanes, tornados, and rains gusty
Caused the metals grow more rusty,
But not one car was screwed together
And the plane crumpled due to weather…
                                                                       In
                    the 
                                                scrap metal 
                                     yard. 
In 
                     a
                              young 
                                 child’s
                                       room…
Lay a desk, a stool, eraser’s shavings,
A lamp, a ruler,  penny savings…
And a
           scrap,
           blank 
           paper.
One small boy sat at his table
And sketched a sword, a horse and stable,
A car, a rocket, his friend, his mother,
With one blunt pencil, one plain colour—
                                      On
                                           a
                                                   scrap 
                                                                     piece 
                                                                                              of 
                            paper.

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