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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)

Sausages, salad and soft drink is the diet of an athlete
Tennis with the cousins is how we train on the burning concrete
Beach cricket is our warm up, Nan-nan takes a dive
Time to hit the waves, the race starts in five
Out the back we head, our boards are at the ready
Turn around it’s coming! Lie down nice and steady
All 15 of us are racing and we’re nearly on the peak
‘Jump on!’ Dad yells and ‘Make sure you kick your feet!’
Only six of us managed to get on top of the wave
The other nine are out, including Uncle Dave
On the tip of the wave we are, I feel on top of the world,
Here comes the descent, watch your position or you will be hurled
We’re on the wave now, and we’re barrelling down the front
There goes Mya, it turns out she was dumped
We have sand in our hair and salt water in our eyes
But these moments are unforgettable, the beach has us mesmerized
The race is on and we’re heading toward the shore
Jonty took out Claire now there’s three more
Matt is in the lead but Paige has approached
I make my move as her space is becoming encroached
I knock off Paige and she goes thrashing through the shallow sand
But before she goes under she seizes Matt’s hand
Together they take out some surfers who were intently spectating
The space is open for me as the crowd starts separating
The sand is on me now, l know that I can win
I throw my board and look around, my family is clapping me in
I have done it, I have won the race, so it’s time to catch some more
Before l know it, l am tackled to the ground, this means war
My cousins are at it now, collapsing on one another
I jump on Jonty and then comes his brother
Through the sand we go, wrestling, tackling and laughing
The race is over but the fun is only just starting

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