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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

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years

Night Time by Abby Jennings (First Prize)

It looks like darkness and shadows – shadows like hands trying to come into my room
It smells like the washing powder that mum washes my sheets with
It feels like my cuddly toys at night that keep me safe
It tastes like cooked vegetables that my mum makes me eat – I like them raw but sometimes I have to try them
It sounds like silence – except for people pitter-pattering across the floor and the house creaking in the night when it is cold and it shrinks
Night time makes me scared. But in the morning when my brother wakes me up, I just wish I could stay in my bed and sleep in – for a while at least

Something Red by Alex Milne (Second Prize)

Running by Bastion Wright (Third Prize)

You Might… by Jarryn Emms (Highly Commended)

The Desert by Chloe Goodingham (Highly Commended)

The Beach by Olivia Weise (Highly Commended)

The Great White Bite by Jarryn Emms (Highly Commended)