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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

Queensland Times Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

Tiny Seed by Sarah Bown (First Prize)

The Wolves are Howling by Hannah Johnston (Second Prize)

Little Brothers by Grace Finlay (Third Prize)

Aussie Nature by William Rea (Highly Commended)

Family Tree by Astrid Cahill (Highly Commended)

The Turtle Race by Aedyn Duffy (Highly Commended)

Deep in the sand
White eggs hatch.
Awakened from
a growing sleep.

Tiny turtle hatchlings
stampede to the top.
Life has begun
there is growing to be done.

A race to the waters
wet and wild.
Some make it here
so many not.

A chance to survive
to grow old.
A hardened shell
to protect from the swell.

Go turtle, grow turtle
Live long and happy.
Go turtle, grow turtle
Your life has just begun.

Painting Peace by Grace Finlay (Highly Commended)

Lucas by Riley Granzien (Highly Commended)

No Grow by Jaxan Rackley (Highly Commended)

Books by Sunny Thomas (Highly Commended)

Barbie by Isabella Weise (Highly Commended)

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years