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2014 Overall Winner & recipient of the Babies of Walloon bronze statuette

Chairperson’s School Award

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

Queensland Times Award- 14-15 Years

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Happy Holidays! by Charlee Sutherland (First Prize)

Crows by Tiriei Kamide (Second Prize)

Stream by Hannah Vesey (Third Prize)

World by Kiara Bell (Highly Commended)

Home by Leisl Lucerne-Knight (Highly Commended)

1. Fireplace
A dark stage is set,
smoke and ashes are drawn like curtains,
red dancers illuminate the passion in spectator’s eyes
sparks fly like the phoenix,
a burning love,
that shall never die.

2. The Bird-Bowl
The pure calm serenity,
a peaceful place
for those who wander and wallow.
Blue smooth swirling bliss
reflects your smiling face,
illuminated by the glistening sparkles,
radiating from the joyous sun.

3. Mother
She sits and stands
up for my rights,
and sits beside me,
through black and blue.
Before I was born,
and even when I die,
she shall never lie,
and her spirit will never die.

4. Matthew
I may not know you,
I may forget you,
but I know someday,
when the sky has gone grey,
I will sit and see your smile,
and laugh along for a while.
And when the day is at its end,
I will come and smile with you.

5. My Cousin’s Pregnancy
Bells ring at the sound of your arrival,
some may cry at the possibility of your loss.
You are your own,
and you will make me smile,
at the sound of your laugh,
and the words of your eyes shall make me cry,
and I shall smile when we do meet in person.

6. Emily my Friend
You are a lioness,
courageous,
beautiful,
loving.
You have stayed by my side
through black and blue,
and I have done so to you.
You sit and smile when l smile
and cry with me when I cry.
You sing like a bird,
and fly with your words,
and I shall forever adore you.

7. Mehki my brother
When the weight of the world
is on your shoulders,
I shall help heft the weight,
and when a dark cloud
pelts rain down upon me,
you shall convince the sun
to come out and play.

Stolen by Lisa Nguyen (Highly Commended)

My Grandmother Refuses to Die by Olivia Williams (Highly Commended)

The Fascinations of Millinery by Lewis Orr (Highly Commended)

Television by Kate Chan (Highly Commended)

What I Want to be When I Grow Up by Anna Harisson (Highly Commended)

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years