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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

Evangeline by Grace Nakamura (First Prize)

Open Grave by Isabella Sheehan (Second Prize)

The Bushfire Brumbies by Eva Marsh (Third Prize)

The Ode of a Ghost by Erin Burge (Highly Commended)

War by Isabella Sheehan (Highly Commended)

Then Night by Munashe Mutambi (Highly Commended)

I Pick Up the Stick by Eddie Newman (Highly Commended)

The Book of Forgotten Words by Samantha George (Highly Commended)

I sit on a shelf, waiting to be explored
Wondering if anyone will read my secrets
And discover my thoughts
What it would be like if someone were to open me up
To rustle my pages and fold my corners
Opening me up time and time again just to relive my
past adventures into the unknown universe of
imagination
To whisper my untold words into a mind full of open
pages
All kinds of bookmarks being displayed to my eyes
To fantasise about my journeys
To dream about my secret entries and forbidden paths
And travel to distant kingdoms
But only one favourite returns to me in the end
To be the last person I ever touch with my crinkled pages

Dog Bath Blues by Peta Vanlieshout (Highly Commended)

Horses by Emma-Jane Emms (Highly Commended)

Jelly by Emma-Jane Emms (Highly Commended)

Hey Echidna by Harmony Schloss (Highly Commended)

Soup by Emma-Jane Emms (Highly Commended)

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years