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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

History Rewritten by Ella Fox-Martens (First Prize)

The Cry of an African Heart by Erica Emms (Second Place)

A Heart’s Desire by Dylan Burgess (Third Place)

The Beauty within the Beast by Vegini Krishnamoorthy (Highly Commended)

Who Dies in the End? by Sara Suk-Udom (Highly Commended)

Old Man Winter by Emile Regano (Highly Commended)

The Race by Darcie Smith (Highly Commended)

Here We Stand Side by Side by Erica Emms (Highly Commended)

Where the hot bright land forever weaves
The golden wheat, the golden sheaves,
Where the land divides in cracks
Where the mighty thunder thwacks,
There a people stand.

The soft bright moon upon the rippling land
Two people stand hand in hand,
Despite the beauty of the night
Overhung the shroud of a plight,
There in uncertainty they stand.

The pools of her eyes overflowing “oh Jo!
Do ye have to go?”,
He caresses her bright young face
And chokes “I as a man, must take my place!”,
With his arm around her, there they stood.

“I must stand by my fellow people
And must fight against all that’s brutal”,
He looked down at her with earnest eyes
And wipes away the tears she cries,
Standing looking in her face.

In her eyes he seemed more kind than ever
Sacrificing, she knew all forever,
“Aye go and fight!
Go and fight for what is right!”,
For the last time they stand side by side.

There she watches him go away
She moves her lips as if to say,
“No matter where we will go
Ye and I my dearest Jo,
Here we stand side by side!”

I Forgive You by Erica Emms (Highly Commended)

Yggdrasil by Simone Engele (Highly Commended)

The Lady Who Went for Afternoon Walks in High Heels by Emily Parker (Highly Commended)

Broderick Family Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years