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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

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

The Sea by Cooper Whelan (First Prize)

Minecraft by Sophie Horner (Second Prize)

Netball by Cadence Creighton-Jay (Third Prize)

Forest by Gemma Nicol (Highly Commended)

I can see
Trees stretching as far as the eye can see.
The orange-brown Orangutan hiding from danger.
Snake, searching, slithering up a tree.
Teeny tiny ants crawling away from the stranger.

I can feel
Ow! Ouch! The dreadful wasp sting.
Soreness of animals caught by tired teary-eyed tiger.
Something etched in tiny bits of grass, a thing.
My big backpack falling apart. Useless fibre.

I can hear
BANG! My water bottle fell out of my bag.
Splish, Splosh, Splash! Waterhole is near.
My favourite magazine… It’s gone!
Roar! Jaguar growling. That’s what I can hear!

I can smell
The horrible smell of decomposing animals, bad.
The smell of bats, they stink.
Terrible smell of dead horse makes me mad.
Baboons bouncing in trees, they smell I think.

I can taste
The taste of dry mouth. Horrible.
Crash! The taste of bark, a tree fell down.
The air, I can almost taste it. It is terrible.
Taste of wildlife. It’s like they are all dressed normally and I’m a clown.

The Junior Girls’ Toilets by Grace Finlay (Highly Commended)

Sunset Dragon by Alycia Muchiri (Highly Commended)

White Tiger by Emily Sopar (Highly Commended)

Jacaranda by Ellie Richter (Highly Commended)

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years