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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)

the end of time the beginning of eternity gift wrapped in a parcel of briny waves
licking away winter cliffs on sunny rainy days an ocean song sings the waltz of the tide
and the shore and the swing of hips outlining figures against a city sky illuminated
with the glow of humanity a transition from starry night blue to red blood sprayed
across a shattered windscreen glass cut clear in knives of silence like the hands of a
counting clock tick tock tick tock tick ticktickticktick a fragmented explosion of
lawn chairs and milkshakes in a café a balloon of fire swallowing days of sun on skin and
sparkling delight signalling the end and beginning of a red sky day dawning and
welcoming corpse cold fingers broken under the force of a hammer wielded through
the strength of nations stone walls that don’t speak listen laugh cry communicating
through unreachable means of written word passed through the ears not the eyes of a
world sprouting reports of metal birds falling 20,000 ft in a controlled death spiral
impacting and scattering the remains of advanced technology across the pages of
entertainment tonight hailing a 20th century built through the eyes of a murderer and
executed through the barrel of a Luger raising an army from the ashes of yesterday
in a race to puppeteer the leaders of tomorrow and take one great leap for the
continuation of mankind towards a blue sky day

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