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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)

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

Sunset Dragon by Alycia Muchiri (Highly Commended)

White Tiger by Emily Sopar (Highly Commended)

Eyes like diamonds search the ground and watch for life,
Frosted like ice looking for food to freeze,
Pads like cushions move swiftly through the trees prowling over vines,
Fur like snow glistens with dew as it sheds tufts,
Claws like knives tear at the ground and shred leaves,
Cubs like lightning dash to the trees play fighting,
Tails like snakes swish to and fro with strength,
Legs like pistons shoot through the bushes,
Teeth like daggers tear at flesh,
Ears like silk twitch with anticipation, 
listening for a creak or a snap,
Paws like steel gallop to the hills as the sun sets over the grassy plains.
You are a white tiger.

Jacaranda by Ellie Richter (Highly Commended)

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years