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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)

The Elixir by Damen O'Brien (Highly Commended)

Gerard Roberts contemplates this batch:
twining in the urgent panic of damp straw;
climbing over each other with pink, neat feet,
and wonders about omniscience and of God.
These mice got the fifth strain of immortality:
20 years old, and counting, but,
well, there were errors setting in: miscalculations
trapped in the blood stream; clots and baldness.
He’s not sure which are the food stealers;
which are the biters or nippers; which are
small bullies of the steel kingdom,
and that is, he supposes, where he
and that other great man with the beard differ;
morality is not in the Protocol.
Next year, the Company will progress to human trials-
pulled by the cold tide of desperation and
the other cold temptation, which is money.
He can imagine the queue now:
climbing over each other; twining in their urgent panic,
and they’ll all get it, whether they are nippers or biters;
whether or not they are large bullies of the stone kingdom,
if they can pay.
George Roberts terminates this strain and makes a notation
He turns off the light on his way out.

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