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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

Jacaranda Street by Damen O'Brien (First Prize)

Eight Embraces by Julie Lynch (Second Prize)

Robowars at the "Swich" by Scott Thouard (Third Prize)

Bomb by Brett Dionysius (Highly Commended)

Little Brisbane by Caitlin Prouatt (Highly Commended)

It wouldn’t make much difference
if I caught this city’s glimmer
in a jam jar for you,
would it?
A fairy fish in a bottle:
I can skim my fingers over it
from this hill, in the
empty lot.
I can gather up the Ferris wheel,
the office towers,
tie them with the thread
of ragged river:
tiny good-luck urban flowers.
Each beetling light is destined
for a matchbox;
this star-consuming city
leaping cricket-high
before me.

While Spring is crouching
quiet in a jacaranda tree,
you saunter blithely
up to Autumn’s smile;
I set upon the city’s waves
a folded paper boat,
and wait and wait for it
to navigate its way to you.

The Elixir by Damen O'Brien (Highly Commended)

Fishing by Maureen Clifford (Highly Commended)

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

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years