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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

Wholly in the Deep by Kate Wilson (First Prize)

Return to Jerusalem by Joshua Dunne (Second Prize)

Dear Ma by Gabriella De Oliveira (Third Prize)

Indigo Shadows by Tessa Campisi (Highly Commended)

Across the Seas by Tessa Campisi (Highly Commended)

A Trojan Elegy by Joshua Dunne (Highly Commended)

Upon the earth the broken bodies lie.
Scattered like leaves after a storm,
As an unbroken, noxious swarm
Of insects ‘round their bodies fly.

And there you are.

These were the finest of men, the very best from either side.
They lived and fought with honour and with dignity they died.
And with dignity they strove and with dignity they tried
To right the wrongs committed years ago by you, undignified. 

And there you sit.

Will you be king now, little child, will you be king now for a day?
Will you rule over those who, for your lust, such sacrifice have made?
And was the blood of thousands yet enough to wash your guilt away?
Or must still more and more be sacrificed?
Is the ransom still not paid?

And here we lie.

How strange, that you, the only one whose life should surely end 
Have yet survived. I would have hoped some justice would this wrong amend,
And yet – nothing. No justice here is found, as good men bury friends,
Their children weep. You soundly sleep.
You, who men died to defend.

And here we cry.

Verging upon Virgil by Emma Hartley (Highly Commended)

Marri Yatarla by Meg Stroud (Highly Commended)

Fruit Bats at Lockyer Crescent by Serena Green (Highly Commended)

Junk Dragon by Luka Zubcic (Highly Commended)

Little Girls by Emily Eastwell (Highly Commended)

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