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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

Uncle George by Sunseria Vestey (5-17 Yrs. Winner)

Uncle George why so glum, are you sick of being here?
Uncle George why so sad, did your pet dog die?
Uncle George please stay strong you are the only one.
Uncle George you are one of a kind.
Uncle George why did you leave my heart broken?
Uncle George why did you die?
Uncle George did God treat you well?
Uncle George please wake up, your heart stopped beating why?
Uncle George please don’t die you left my world so cold?
Uncle George what happened did the acid get to your bones?
Uncle George you are weak but very strong on the inside, stay a while,
Uncle George you didn’t even say good bye.
Uncle George you are in heaven now God loves you.
Uncle George you were right, you will get hurt.
Uncle George you are crippled, why?
Uncle George I will miss you dearly.
Uncle George goodbye. I will love you I said goodbye.
Bye Uncle bye. Uncle George you called me squirrel bye, bye.
Uncle George, I will watch Curious George because that was your favourite show because it was you. I will dearly miss you Uncle George bye bye, good bye.
Uncle George why did you go? You are cold now your heart went into de fib and then went to a sisterly and the acid killed you because of your diabetes.
This poem is dedicated to my Uncle George who picked me up when I was down.
He is one and only in my heart he loves his pumpernickel bread.
Bye Uncle George

People Like Us by Susan Sommerlad (Open Age)

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

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years