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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)

Crimson rocks stand there watching time go by.
Dingoes roam the bush catching wallaby, koala, emu and other things they can savage or hunt.
Kangaroos jump too fast to avoid the predators of the bush.
Uluru holds remarkable secrets; spirits of the Aboriginals come out of the earth.
Tears from the sky fall down and washes the dry desert and the core of Australia.
Aboriginals do their traditional dances and slowly the land grows thicker, happiness floats through the land.
Goanna lie in the sun lazily and eat the delicious insects that go past.
Crocs float over the surface of the clear crystal rivers and the mother ferociously protects her eggs.
Cries and the songs of the Aboriginals echo through the trees and the birds squawk noisily.
Stories of the Dreamtime told by the elders flow through the air and I stand there listening, and now I say goodbye.

Family Tree by Astrid Cahill (Highly Commended)

The Turtle Race by Aedyn Duffy (Highly Commended)

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