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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)

The school bell rings out loudly
We packed our bags and cheered,
The year was finally over,

The car was packed and in the drive
Our cossies and suncream too,
The traffic was looking really bad
So Mum brought out the food.

I scoffed a million chocolate buds
They melted in my mouth
How many could I fit inside?
Before long I lost count!

The movie on the seat in front
Was action-packed and loud,
My travel sickness soon kicked in
And my stomach went KAPOW!

The vomit landed in the dash
And on my mother’s head,
My brother looked quite shocked and green
“GET ME OUT OF HERE!’ he said.

The traffic was still grid-locked
My mother could not turn
For every avenue was blocked
My mother’s death stare BURNED.

The steam was coming out her ears,
The smell was quite REVOLTING
The swear words coming from her mouth
Were new to both our knowing.

Without a towel or tissue there
There was nothing left to do
I sat there, cold and wet,
Sitting in my spew.

Resigned to fact we could not clean
We proceeded on our way,
Heads protruding out the car
To keep the smell at bay.

At last our destination came,
We leapt out from the car.
Our Uncle met us with a towel
But stood back from afar!

My poor Mum had the horrid job
Of cleaning up said spew,
Alas, I’m now not allowed to eat
Unless I’m near a loo!

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)

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years