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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)

The television is wonderful now wouldn’t you agree
Sit your kids in front of it and they’ll be happy and filled with glee
They’re learning so many things just by staring at a screen
Don’t tell your kids to go read books, now wouldn’t that be mean
Your kids will be quiet and will always be on their best behaviour
In my opinion I think television really is a saviour
They’ll be so glued to the screen that they’ll leave you alone
And you’ll never have to shout at them in that angry tone
Some shows on TV are actually educational
And all the shows are really quite sensational
‘Please don’t take the TV away
We’ll be on our best behaviour’ they’ll say
Your kids will beg
And not let go of your leg
They’ll cry and cry
And say they’d rather die
They’ll hate you forever
And never grow up clever
You’ll tell them to read a book
And of course they’ll give you a nasty look
You’ll take out their collection
But of course they have TV infection
They’ve rushed back to turn it on 
So you’ll call in your husband John 
John will grab his heaviest hammer
‘Dad please don’t’ your children will stammer
Your children will run to grab hold of the TV
They will sit there sobbing and hug it like a tree
‘Dad we will not let go’
‘Dad you can’t, no. No. No.’
John will swing the hammer down
But of course John misses and it hits the ground
Now when the John makes his second swing the whole thing is tragic
The thing that happens next could be classified as magic
John swings the hammer down into the TV
But smart little Bob pushes his Dad and the hammer goes straight to John’s knee
John screeches out a very loud top C
This surprises his neighbours and his family
He screams, he swears
He’s louder than a sleuth of bears
Once he’s finally calmed down and finished shouting at Bob
His neighbours walk in and offer John a job
They tell the man that he can sing
And that opera is really his thing
So in the end John takes the career
And with his friends he celebrates with beer
Remember next time to never touch the TV
Just leave your kids there sitting so happily

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