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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)

Alive
a silver snake winding through the woods
swirling
gurgling
singing a watery song
dancing over a bed of jewel-like stones
a shining ribbon on a tree-covered landscape
glistening in the sunshine
catching the light of a million diamonds
around hills and across fields
collecting in deep, quiet pools overhung with ferns
where dappled fishes swim
white spray soaking the grass
water splashing against the banks
cheerful and playful
crystal clear
life giver
life taker
animals abound
cold as the winter snow
gushing into the harbor
meeting the embrace of the sea.

World by Kiara Bell (Highly Commended)

Home by Leisl Lucerne-Knight (Highly Commended)

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