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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)

Gently stir the fragile heart,
Mix in the slit wrists,
Then allow it to fall apart,
Stir as it ceases to exist.

Toss in some pain,
While adding a little grief,
Put in a spoonful of disdain,
Sift to remove all relief.

Pour in cups of misery,
Grate in a loaded gun,
Fold in a drop of agony,
No turning back it’s nearly done!

Drop in tears, one by one,
Add a trickle of ever-growing stress,
Crush in white pills, it’s one or none,
Toss in three dashes of hopelessness.

Carefully sprinkle over depression, bit by bit,
Fold in sadness, pain and distress,
Once this is done, you must persist,
Leave to rest, and then acquiesce.

Emptiness by Bronte Schmidt (Highly Commended)

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

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