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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)

Tiny seed, still, round and flat
Everything quiet, everything black
No light, no noise, no sun or breeze
No petals, or roots, no smell or leaves.

I need to be free, I need to get out
I need to push up, I need to sprout
Up, up, up I go
Into the world, hello, hello.

Now in spring there’s freedom, flowers and bees
There’s light, there’s noise, there’s sun and breeze
Going up and up into the air I grow
I can feel the breeze and wind blow.

My petals are bright with colour and glow,
My petals flow high and low
I’m now a flower I’m beautiful in every way
The kids will play and I will sway.

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)

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