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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)

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)

They’ve got you in their teeth,
those dogs,
the yellow flesh bursts between the skin,
the spit-wad pulp trailing
its Machiavellian seeds.
We find the graves in the morning fighting
for their 3 feet of the roof,
tin-lined so we hear the gunshots
at night.
The dulcet stench wafts green in
the window, the ripest loss with
no sight for summer.
They grow in waves, each
a speckled shell growing on
a high tide
plucked from reach.
We see the echoes in the dark,
each spark a sea wrung
bolt from Calypso’s
arm, a lamentation for
bounties searching still
for Ithaca.
We cannot fight, they have
taken what we can give them with
unburdened flight,
so we tune to tomorrow
when the mango grenades cease
falling onto our roofs.

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