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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)

I pick up the stick, welcoming its smooth light tan surface in my palm,
Cobalt curls and spikes, twirl and glide across the surface,
The painted symbol of an ancient majestic beast,
Motionless, yet still moving.
I hold it above the stretched taut skin of the drum
And thrust it downwards.

A loud sound emanates, simple and unfit,
But continued with a multitude of its own kind
All different yet the same,
Creates a harmonious choir of raw sound.
Supported by the dramatic flows and bountiful swings of the brass and woodwind
It’s beauty undeniable.

Together the sounds frolic and play on the plains of sound,
A beautiful dance that continues until time takes its unpreventable toll.
Forced to conclude, with one small tap –
simple and unfit.

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

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