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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)

Now the buttons have wilted shook free,
Of a coat of rolling hills,
The pockets are empty no daisies to dress,
Those threads of summers the rills to line,
Blow away in a cold caress.

Now old man winter has blown his horn,
Apart the lapels to tear,
And the elder gums again will watch him tramp,
The trail of seven rills, where they – will
Follow in the leading of his lamp.

He rolls his swag ‘neath the Milky Way,
At the crest of night-time gap,
Dreamer in a slumber mid’ the frost and cold,
Stir, thou art the wind to lap the shore,
Betwix the winter garment’s folds.

By purring brook and silenced meadow,
Reaching at the feet of pines,
Ah! Twas here our felon passed when robin came,
Follow in the trail that winds its own,
Behold in the casting of his flame.

The Race by Darcie Smith (Highly Commended)

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

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