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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)

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)

When pondering what job I should do,
I wasn’t stuck just between two,
But was thinking of so many choices,
A world of wonders to me

If I was a teacher,
I’d be an awful creature,
I would become bald from stress,
And in old lady clothes I would dress,
My voice would be raspy from being mad,
And my everlasting supply of apples going bad,
All the students would hate me,
So they’d put poison in my tea,
I’d be dead before I knew it…

If I was a hairdresser,
My money would be lesser,
I would probably have nits,
From those little kiddy twits,
I’d have to listen to people’s issues,
I’d probably run out of tissues,
From wiping my greasy hair-touching hands,
And feeling sorry for my fans,
Who insist on the latest hairdo…

But if I was a private eye,
People around me would be shy,
In fear of giving away secrets to me,
For everything I would see,
A life of mystery I would lead,
But to me everyone would plead,
Don’t give away my secrets for money,
My life would be so lonely,
I’d probably end up in gaol accused of stalking….

If I was a politician,
I would have great ambition,
To lie to everyone in sight,
I would give them such a fright,
And then they’d give me all their cash,
Because scaredness causes thinking rash,
Too bad I would be a laughing stock,
For the newspapers would talk,
Of how bad a person I supposedly am…

I would be in a lack of glee,
If an office worker I was to be,
Sitting on my bottom typing bore,
It would be such a snore,
And so much sitting that,
Inevitably I would get fat,
I wouldn’t get through the office door,
And I’d lose my job typing bore,
I’d end up on the streets at that pace…

Considering my options I’II have to admit,
There seems only one thing for it,
That instead of deciding,
On one profession that everything would be riding,
I should just not grow up instead.

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years