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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)

The year we lost our minds
“Tell Mum to put the turkey on
We’ll be home just in time!”

And 1940
Was the year we nearly caught it
I hid my head between my knees
Beneath the table, beneath the sortie

Was the year they took your son
The gun is a cruel teacher
That marks off the roll, one by one

Was a cold year for you
They came for your food, friends,
Home, husband and daughter, too

This time they came for me
And I waved to you from the tram carriage
Feeling smart all dressed in green

We keep coming back for more
We are hungry for power
And thirsty for war

So I washed up alive
Back on the shore of home
Carrying those who died

You had back all your kids
Two sitting on the sofa,
One on the mantelpiece

Indigo Shadows by Tessa Campisi (Highly Commended)

Across the Seas by Tessa Campisi (Highly Commended)

A Trojan Elegy by Joshua Dunne (Highly Commended)

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