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2015 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

If Only the World was Black and White by Ashleigh Dowling (First Prize)

Thanatos and Elysium by Lewis Orr (Second Prize)

Thy Proclivities by Lewis Orr (Third Prize)

To End the Pain by Zoe Wing (Highly Commended)

Emptiness by Bronte Schmidt (Highly Commended)

If All the World were Water by Ella Watson-Paul (Highly Commended)

If all the world were water,
You could wash all the bad thoughts away keep all your family in the one lake
And scoop up all the memories in a bucket

If all the world were water
You could wet yourself with happiness
Drink all knowledge so you wouldn’t have to go to school
And feed your worst enemies to plants.

If all the world were water
You could add pool filters to a bad day to make them better
You could keep your mum or dad in a drink bottle and carry them around with you
And pour your little sister safely into her kiddy pool.

lf all the world were water it would be great
But the way the world is now is even better.

My Saxophone by Hannah Larsen (Highly Commended)

Nervous by Layla Williams (Highly Commended)

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years