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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)

I Forgive You by Erica Emms (Highly Commended)

Yggdrasil by Simone Engele (Highly Commended)

They say there was a giant ash,
And on its strong branches,
It carried the whole universe.
Every leaf a different life,
What an amazing thought,
That we are all connected,
Each one joining with another.
But now you didn’t hear much,
About this tree,
This beautiful ash.
I wonder where this tree has gone,
If it still exists,
Still carries these worlds.
So I looked in the mirror,
And raised my arms,
And stared at the veins running around,
Branching into my wrists and fingers,
Sapphire and scarlet,
The colour of space.
The colours that make up the universe. 
And I realised, maybe,
Just maybe,
The great ash Yggdrasil,
Was inside all of us,
The vein-like branches,
The blood like sap.
We are all Yggdrasil.
All connected,
And maybe,
Just maybe,
We aren’t so different after all.

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